The Atolla jellyfish(Atolla wyvillei) also known as the Coronate medusa, is a species of deep-sea crown jellyfish. It typically has 22 marginal tentacles and one hypertrophied tentacle which is larger than the rest.This long trailing tentacle is thought to facilitate prey capture. This species is bioluminescent. When attacked, it will launch a series of flashes, whose function is to draw predators who will be more interested in the attacker than itself. This has earned the animal the nickname “alarm jellyfish”
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Meet Sygmond The Grey, a truly majestic cat from the northern lands of Legendary Maine.
Omg, majestic!!!! Bahahahahahhaa
This is Oscar. A few years ago, Oscar was run over by a combine harvester and his back legs were damaged beyond repair. After some discussion, he was the recipient of a groundbreaking surgery in which prosthetic legs were grafted directly onto his ankle bones, called an “exoprosthesis”. This first-of-its-kind operation allows Oscar to walk normally.
The operation was a huge success and it’s now being considered for use in human amputees.
More information here (via IFLS)
I wondered what happened to him. I remember that the vets taking care of him actually had to try to keep him from jumping on things as soon as he’d woken up from surgery. It’d be cool to see how it plays out when adapted to human amputees.
OMG cybernetic bodies are almost here.
but the tiny prosthetics are so cute on him
not gonna lie I just cried.