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Jelly substance provides structural support: jellyfish

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Moon jellyfish / Luc Viatour / LicenseGFDL - Gnu Free Document License

The composite mesoglea of jellyfish and sea anemones provides structural support using collagen fibers in a complex gel matrix.

BIOMIMICRY TAXONOMY
Summary
"Then there's the jelly of jellyfish and sea anemones (mesoglea), made up of sparse collagen fibers in a complex gel matrix." (Vogel 2003:305)
About the inspiring organism
Scyphozoa
Scyphozoa

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Organism/taxonomy data provided by:
Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: 2008 Annual Checklist


Bioinspired products and application ideas

Application Ideas: Quick-set materials, underwater bumpers for ships, protective materials for underwater structures, personal flotation devices.

Industrial Sector(s) interested in this strategy: Building, construction, shipping, marine facilities, safety

References
Steven Vogel. 2003. Comparative Biomechanics: Life's Physical World. Princeton: Princeton University Press. 580 p.
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Sherry
over 4 years ago
Thanks to Duarte Miguel Prazeres for finding and uploading this photo.
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