- SEA LIFE Berlin, Jellyfish
The moon jellyfish (Aurelia aurita) lives in native waters, for example in the Baltic Sea, and is characterised by four rings in the almost transparent, gelatinous centre of the umbrella. Most jellyfish species are relatively harmless to humans.
If you were to be touched by the tentacles of an moon jellyfish, this would usually only lead to irritation. Some jellyfish species are deadly in contrast. Moon jellyfish feed on plankton, which adheres to a special layer of mucus. Did you know that this jellyfish species is dependent on tides and currents because it can only move up and down itself?
Jellyfish move through the water like ghosts. They move by contracting their umbrellas.
Ear jellyfish have a diameter of 5 cm to 40 cm.
Ear jellyfish consist of over 98% water.