Human, animals, plants and everything grows would one day die right? Well, thats at least what we think.
Meet Turritopsis Nutricula, the only immortal jellyfish on planet earth. Its only 5mm long and spreading around the world really fast because they don’t die.
Dr Maria Miglietta of the Smithsonian Tropical Marine Institute said: “We are looking at a worldwide silent invasion.”
The jellyfish are originally from the Caribbean but have spread all over the world.
Scientists and geneticists are excited about the jellyfish, because its the only species that is capable of reverting completely to its younger self. It does this through the cell development process of transdifferentiation.
While most members of the jellyfish family usually die after propagating, the Turritopsis nutricula has developed the unique ability to return to a polyp state.