Jellyfish

FUN FACT

Occurring in huge numbers, Moon Jellyfish are the most common jellyfish found around British coasts. They are also prevalent in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans.

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Moon Jellyfish, also called common jellyfish, saucer jelly or scientific name Aurelia aurita are delicate and exquisitely coloured creatures which gently drift with the ocean's currents. They have almost translucent saucer-shaped bodies with four bold purple-coloured circular reproductive organs at the centre.

Despite their seductive appearance they are formidable predators, feeding on molluscs, crustaceans and worms. Their food is either trapped in the flowing mucus which covers the jellyfish's bell and passed to the oral arms by tiny hairs, or it is actively hunted using stinging tentacles. The stings are not powerful enough to penetrate human skin.

 

FUN FACT

There are four horseshoe shaped gonads that are found at the top of the bell for the Moon Jellyfish.

FUN FACT

Occurring in huge numbers, Moon Jellyfish are the most common jellyfish found around British coasts. They are also prevalent in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans.

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FUN FACT

Occurring in huge numbers, Moon Jellyfish are the most common jellyfish found around British coasts. They are also prevalent in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans.

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Information

Moon Jellyfish, also called common jellyfish, saucer jelly or scientific name Aurelia aurita are delicate and exquisitely coloured creatures which gently drift with the ocean's currents. They have almost translucent saucer-shaped bodies with four bold purple-coloured circular reproductive organs at the centre.

Despite their seductive appearance they are formidable predators, feeding on molluscs, crustaceans and worms. Their food is either trapped in the flowing mucus which covers the jellyfish's bell and passed to the oral arms by tiny hairs, or it is actively hunted using stinging tentacles. The stings are not powerful enough to penetrate human skin.

 

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Information

Moon Jellyfish, also called common jellyfish, saucer jelly or scientific name Aurelia aurita are delicate and exquisitely coloured creatures which gently drift with the ocean's currents. They have almost translucent saucer-shaped bodies with four bold purple-coloured circular reproductive organs at the centre.

Despite their seductive appearance they are formidable predators, feeding on molluscs, crustaceans and worms. Their food is either trapped in the flowing mucus which covers the jellyfish's bell and passed to the oral arms by tiny hairs, or it is actively hunted using stinging tentacles. The stings are not powerful enough to penetrate human skin.

 

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FUN FACT

There are four horseshoe shaped gonads that are found at the top of the bell for the Moon Jellyfish.

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next

FUN FACT

There are four horseshoe shaped gonads that are found at the top of the bell for the Moon Jellyfish.

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next