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Light and the evolution of vision
Cnidocyte discharge is regulated by light and opsin-mediated phototransduction. BMC Biol 2012; 10: 17. | Article | PubMed |; Feuda R, Hamilton SC, McInerney JO, Pisani D.
Jellyfish taking over oceans, experts warn
"Any change to the balance of solutes, such as the concentration of salts inside and outside of the cnidocyte [a venomous cell], sets off stinging." In North America, doctors recommend using hot water and topical pain killers on a sting.
These Are Some of the Most Otherworldly Creatures You'll Find on Earth
Lucernaria are stalked jellies -- critters that, instead of swimming, are rooted to the seafloor by a stem-like foot.
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In the presence of the blocker, light had no affect, confirming that opsin-based signaling is required for this light-mediated change in cnidocyte firing.
Don't Pee On It: Zinc Emerges As New Jellyfish Sting Treatment

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