By: Avery Marques
Can you imagine running into a jellyfish that is 10 feet tall? It is interesting to note that a jellyfish has a fascinating diet, an incredible habitat, and has a unique appearance.Jellyfish have beautiful colors and shapes but they can be very dangerous to humans and other organisms that might run into a jellyfish. There are also some amazing facts you did not know about these magnificent creatures. Jellyfish are truly amazing!
Just like us, the jellyfish has a diet and eat a lot. These big jellies dine on fish, shrimp, crabs, and tiny plants. But sea turtles find jellyfish their favorite meal. These marine animals are carnivores but they do intend to eat tiny plants. Some jellyfish only eat small fish eggs but others can eat an entire fish. Jellyfish obtain their food by a way you might not have thought they would! You’ll be shocked to learn that Jellyfish don't use their tentacles for swimming but, to kill their prey. By stinging they paralyze the animal or they can nearly kill the prey. This powerful sting can also kill humans. You Also may not know that inside their bell like bodies they have an opening which is their mouth. The jellyfishes diet and how it gets its food was very exhilarating to me. `
You will be excited to find out about jellyfishes majestic habitat. An extraordinary thing about the jellyfish is that they have been living in the same habitat even before dinosaurs were alive. All Jellyfish are found in the ocean. So, you can can spot a jellyfish in every ocean in the world. These jellies are mostly found swimming at the surface of the water. Some also live in freshwater such as ponds. Jellyfish are abundant in cold and warm water, in deep water, and along coastlines. These creatures live mostly everywhere and I can't wait to meet one.
Jellyfish have a wonderful and lovely appearance even though if you touch one they could kill you. It is hard to believe that can grow up to be ten feet tall. The jellyfish can weigh up to four pounds and is heavier than a U.S penny. Also they can swim up to five miles per hour. Jellyfish also have some special features such as their tentacles. The tentacles are the part that sting and makes the jellyfish dangerous. These dangling stingers run around the edge of the their body's. It is true that they don't use their tentacles to swim but they use them to kill and eat their prey. This blubbery animal uses its few body parts in many ways.
Jellyfish have so many different colors, shapes, and sizes. This organism has an extraordinary diet, captivating habitat, and a breathtaking appearance. I am so happy that jellyfish are not eaten by humans because it would leave me heart broken. I hope some day to meet one in the ocean.