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Medusa 水母

30x30x175cm, 2021

NT. 240,000

 

Also known as the medusa, the jellyfish is the oldest multicellular animal on Earth, pre-dating dinosaurs by millions of years. Thousands of jellyfish have travelled to space with astronauts. They can clone themselves if cut in half, and the largest species is longer than blue whales.  Some varieties are even edible, and one, immortal. Under the right conditions (like rising sea temperatures, over-fishing, and fertilizer runoff), jellyfish bloom in great numbers in the ocean.

 

水母亦被稱為梅杜莎,同時也是地球上最古老的多細胞生物,比恐龍早數百萬年,數以千計的水母跟著太空人一起到外太空。如果把他們切成兩半,他們可以無性繁殖;最大的物種比藍鯨還要長。有些品種甚至可以食用,還有一品種是長生不老的。在適當的條件下(如海水溫度上升、過度捕撈、化肥逕流),水母會在海洋中大量繁殖。