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Cassiopea

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  • The Cassiopea - also called upside-down jellyfish -  can be found worldwide in the shallow, coastal waters of mangrove forests, where they typically settle in large groups on areas of sand or seagrass.
  • Unlike other species of jellyfish, the cassiopea settles firmly in a certain place on the sea floor and does not drift around. It looks like it is standing on its head because it directs its tentacles towards the sunlight.
  • It can release their stinging cells into the open water to protect themselves from predators. In this way, the animals can defend themselves without direct physical contact with the enemy.
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