May 7 2010I'd Do It If I Could: Newly Discovered Family Of Jellyfish Wear Their Gonads Like A Crown


For realz. On their heads.

The species is only a few millimetres wide and scientists say it looks like a flying saucer with a cluster of gonads, or sex organs, on top.

"It's absolutely different from every other jellyfish that's ever been known," Dr Gershwin said. "So we not only put it into its own new species and its own new genus, but it's actually a brand new family."

"Quite possibly and quite humbly the greatest discovery of my career, ever. I mean I'll be lucky if I ever get a discovery even half as incredible again," she said.

The new species has been named Csiromedusa medeopolis, meaning "jellyfish from CSIRO" and "city of gonads".

So basically discovering the city of gonads is the highlight of Dr Gershwin's career. That's, uh, that's really something. TOO BAD I ALREADY DISCOVERED IT IN COLLEGE! Been there, done that, is there a pube between my teeth, amirite?

Experts astounded by 'city of gonads' jellyfish [abc]

Thanks to Laurel, who doesn't wear a crown of gonads because she has no interest in being the nut queen. Well let me wear it then. I SAID STOP HOGGIN' THE BALLS!

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Nature once more showing us the way

The true king...

what if human girls had theirs on their head. That would be awkward. And then what if they were walking under the empire state building and someone dropped a penny off... would they yell, "swish!" I'm just throwing ideas out there.

big deal i have a crown of penises. AND a belt

Time to catch it, SpongeBOB!!!!

Now see if men had a crown of penises on their heads it would make it so much easier for us women to choose! Nothing worse than hookin up with a short short man........just sayin.

Your mom has nuts on her chin all the time, what's the big deal?

Yeah, they shoulda called this the teabagheadfish... the, the, uh, ballsackfacefish... aw screw it. Screw you nature, you freakin weirdo.

This is a new discovery? I've met lots of dick-heads.

"The species is only a few millimetres wide ..."

How disappointing.

well not as repulsive as the snail's anatomy...since they have to rid of their waste above their heads...

anywho, swim proudly wearing your crown of glory.

So now when I rest my nuts on your head we call that "the jellyfish"

Yay for Tasy science and Launceston is definitely the city of dickheads

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