Monthly Archives: March 2011

The Upside Down jellyfish….

  The upside down jellyfish is so called because it tends to stay upside down on the bottom and is commonly found in shallow mangrove swamps, mudflats, and turtle grass flats in Florida and various other similar environments around the world, … Continue reading

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Fresh water jellyfish..

The Freshwater jellyfish originated in the Amazonian forests of South America and are currently found on all continents of the world, except perhaps Africa. The freshwater jellyfish usually gets transported along with shipments of plants and animals and finds itself … Continue reading

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New deep sea jellyfish species…

This new species was named “Granrojo” which is the Spanish word for “big red”. This jellyfish is blood red in color and silently floats through the murky waters of the deep sea devouring its prey as a predator. One very … Continue reading

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The Cannonball Jellyfish..

The Cannonball Jellyfish is a member of the Stomolophidae jellyfish species family and gets its name from the cannonball style shape and size of its body. The Cannonball can sometimes be colored with a brown or red tinge with the … Continue reading

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Turritopsis nutricula ..the Immortal Jellyfish

The Immortal jellyfish is one of the most unique animals not just within the species of jellyfish, but within the entire history of the animal kingdom. It has actually managed to accomplish the one feat that has been yearned by … Continue reading

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Sun Jellyfish…

The Sun Jellyfish is very unique as one of the most individual water forms in the world. They have a lifetime about three to six months. The tentacles are covered with stinging cells called cnidocytes. Due to their invisibility in … Continue reading

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Toxic Irukandji Jellyfish

Irukandji Jellyfish are very tiny and extremely toxic. Found primarily around Australia, the sting syndrome is far from a pleasant one. Symptoms consist of extreme pain at various parts of the body , nausea, vomiting, migraines, perspiration, rapid pulse, high … Continue reading

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The King Jellyfish…..

This little critter is the most poisonous jellyfish in the deep. Its nematocysts hold the most fatal venom, which goes for the cardiovascular and the nervous system. The worst part is the accompanying pain. On a couple of occasions it … Continue reading

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The largest known jellyfish species..Lion’s Mane

The largest known species of jellyfish is the Lion’s Mane Jellyfish (Cyanea capillata). It prefers cold waters of the ocean and is mainly found in the boreal waters of the Arctic, northern Pacific oceans and northern Atlantic. The Lion’s Mane found … Continue reading

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The Blue Blubber jellyfish….

Blue Jelly (Catostylus mosaicus) is a species of jellyfish in the Rhizostomeae order. It is characterized by a lack of tentacles at the margin of the jellyfish’s body. Instead, it has about 8 oral arms. These oral arms become fused … Continue reading

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