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Jellyfish are at home in the water. There are many varieties of jellyfish and each is more fascinating than the next.

  • Jellyfish are not fish. They are symmetrical planktons.
  • Jellyfish are found in every ocean on the planet at varied depths and water temperatures, even in some freshwater lakes and ponds.
  • Bloom, swarm, or smack are all terms for a group of jellyfish.
  • A baby jellyfish is called a polyp.
  • An adult jellyfish is called a medusa.
  • The largest jellyfish can be up to 8ft. in diameter.jelly fish massive
  • Jellyfish tentacles can be up to 200 feet long.
  • The top of a jellyfish is called the bell.
  • Jellyfish have no brain, heart, ears, head, feet, legs, or bones.
  • Jellyfish can detect light, vibration, and chemicals via their rudimentary nervous system.jellyfish
  • Jellyfish breathe underwater through their skin.
  • Jellyfish eat through a tube in the center of their bell. They feed on other jellyfish, fish eggs, crustaceans, plankton, and other small fish.
  • Sea turtles, sharks, and tuna eat jellyfish.
  • Scientists estimate that there are 250,000 jellyfish species yet to be discovered. Whoa!

What to do if you are stung by a jellyfish: Get out of the water & wash the affected with salt water (salt will deactivate the stinging cells, regular water will make it worse!).

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