Jellyfish and Comb Jellies

Jellyfish and Comb Jellies Cnidaria and Ctenophora Introduction Jellyfish and comb jellies are gelatinous animals that drift through the ocean’s water column around the world. They are both beautiful—the jellyfish with their pulsating bells and long, trailing tentacles, and the comb jellies with their paddling combs generating rainbow-like colors. Yet though they look similar in … Read more

Jellyfish Brain: Learn How They Move, Hunt And Live Without A Brain!

FOR AGES 3 YEARS TO 18 YEARS Jellyfish, also known as jellies, are members of the Cnidaria phylum and Medusozoa subphylum. Other members of the phylum are corals, sea whips and sea anemones. In other languages like Spanish, they are called medusa. There are 200 different jellyfish species on the planet. The jellyfish looks like … Read more

Jellyfish guide: how they reproduce, do they have brains and why one species is biologically immortal

Jellyfish guide: how they reproduce, do they have brains and why one species is biologically immortal Lisa-Ann Gershwin reveals fascinating facts about these ancient, marine coelenterates. What are jellyfish? Jellyfish are marine animals with a bell-shaped body and stinging tentacles, which are a type of invertebrate (no backbone). How do jellyfish reproduce? The typical jellyfish … Read more

What is Jellyfish? Do they have Brain?

What is Jellyfish? The Jellyfish, also known as ‘Sea Jellies’, are beautiful organisms with fascinating colours, structures, and shapes. They are soft-bodied bizarre blobs which keep drifting eerily in the waters. The anatomy of Jellyfish is quite simple, yet they are one of the most interesting, intimidating and intriguing marine life creatures. As beautiful as … Read more

How Do Jellyfish Reproduce?

How Do Jellyfish Reproduce? Jellyfish are dome shaped gelatinous invertebrates. Most of us have crossed paths with this interesting animal, either through jellyfish stings or by noticing them in the ocean. Jellyfish are not in fact fish, they are plankton. This interesting animal still remain, despite being popular, somewhat mysterious. Have you ever wondered how … Read more

11 Extremely Unsettling Facts About Jellyfish That Just Might Mess You Up

Turritopsis nutricula, better known as the “immortal jellyfish,” can alter and transform its cells to go from adult to baby and back again. Because jellyfish just HAVE to live forever, don’t they?! 7.Know what the most venomous marine animal is? Surprise — it’s a type of JELLYFISH! Humberto Ramirez / Getty Images More specifically, it’s … Read more

Fact vs. fiction: 3 things you thought you knew about jellyfish

Jellyfish. Jellies. Sea nettles. Whatever you call them, the likelihood of running into these stinging tentacled creatures generally increases in the summer. This medusa belongs to the genus Cyanea, a jellyfish well-known to bloom and occur in large numbers in surface waters. (Image credit: NOAA) Jellyfish have a complicated relationship with humans: They are often … Read more