Are Jellyfish Immortal?

28 Jan
Turritopsis nutricula is the only known animal that is capable of reverting to its juvenile polyp state.
Turritopsis nutricula is the only known animal that is capable of reverting to its juvenile polyp state.

Um, so, like, up until today, I was of the belief that only superheroes could be immortal – you know, like, Superman and shit. But apparently I was wrong. It turns out Jellyfish will potentially rule the world:

Jellyfish usually die after propagating but Turritopsis reverts to a sexually immature stage after reaching adulthood and is capable of rejuvenating itself…Theoretically, this cycle can repeat indefinitely, rendering it potentially immortal.

Read more here.

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