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A JELLYFISH may be immortal, scientists believe.
The turritopsis nutricula, a transparent 4-5mm diameter predator normally found in warm tropical waters, is the only known animal that is capable of reverting to its juvenile polyp state, the Times Online reports.
Jellyfish usually die after propagating but Turritopsis is capable of rejuvenating itself and reverting to a sexually immature stage after reaching adulthood.
Originally posted by Black_Fox
So,there can be only one?
(Yes,it was an ancient Highlander reference)
I couldnt resist.
[edit on 26-1-2009 by Black_Fox]
Originally posted by ravenshadow13
Yeah it kind of wouldn't help us unless we ever reproduced asexually, which we don't.
Originally posted by Exuberant1
reply to post by DJMessiah
"There's no telling how many animals have gone extinct since man stepped foot on this Earth, but if we are to live forever on it, there will be no more animals, because we would eventually run out of food including meat, edible plants, then drinkable water."
Human are more important than animals.
One human being is worth the numerical totality of every other species on this planet.
If animals and ecosystems perish so that Humans can have life, then so be it - No price in animal flesh or environment is too high that we cannot bring more humans to Life.
The good earth will provide. (I've watched earth's population double twice since I was born - people such as yourself whined about the same things you whine about now, slandering their own species when they should be complimenting it.)