The World’s Only Immortal Animal

Posted by Bill Meeks on August 9th, 2010

Marvel at the various life cycle of the fantastical Turritopsis nutricula, a jellyfish that is, for all practical purposes, immortal. This strange creature reaches adulthood, transforms itself back into a child, then lives through it’s life again. Think of it as Groundhog Day with a jellyfish.

While old age can’t kill it, the creature is still susceptible to disease and fatal injuries.  Read more about this fascinating forever-fish here.

  • Busterggi

    Immortality yes, but what difference does it make?

    Its not as if jellyfish have any long term goals.