You've heard of a jellyfish sting, maybe you've even experienced one. But have you ever seen one?
When a jellyfish actually stings someone or something, the action is often too small and too fast to see with the naked eye. This video, however, captures a real-life sting in slow motion!
Destin from SmarterEveryDay visited toxinologist Dr. Jamie Seymour, one of the team members present when Steve Irwin, "The Crocodile Hunter," was fatally stung by a stingray in 2006.
At James Cook University in Australia, researchers used a microscope and high-speed camera to discover what exactly happens when a jellyfish, or in this specific case, an anemone, stings you. They have wanted to capture the process on camera for years, but only now has the technology been able to do so.
Instead of thinking it's just tentacles dragging across your skin and leaving venom behind, what actually happens it that an organelle (a specific subunit within a cell with a special function) called a nematocyst takes theRead More »from Video Captures First-Ever Footage of Jellyfish Sting Through Microscope