Lions Main Jellyfish
This Jellyfish is also known as the Giant Jellyfish. Its scientific name is Cyanea capillata (say that three times)It is the largest Jellyfish every discovered and can grow up to 120 feet long and be 20 inches in diameter. They are found in colder waters like here in the Boston Harbor. They are also found in the Artic and north Pacific oceans. They eat fish larvae and other creature eggs, tiny crustaceans like small crabs and snails, small fishes, and other jellies. This particular Jelly is actually dangerous to us humans. They are not known to kill but have a very painful sting and you will need to consult a doctor for a remedy.
|Lions Main Jellyfish|
The scientific name fore the Box Jellyfish is Cubozoa. They can grow up to 8 inches along each box side and be up to 12 inches in diameter the the tentacles can grow up to 10 feet long. They are transparent so they can be very hard to see under the water. They are found in warm costal waters like in Florida and parts of the Caribbean. Box Jellies are carnivores that eat Shrimp, fish, worms, and other jellies. How they catch their prey is by the tentacles. They have 5,000 stingers on each tentacle and are super venomous. They are powerful enough to kill adult humans. The tentacles attaches to the skin which have little needles that then pump the venom into the skin. The venom is filled with nematocyst that causes a lot of pain. Remember how I said they are hard to see, well this is why humans sometimes get stung in shallow waters because even when they die the stingers still are on and can kill. So if you are to go to global water be careful for those Jellies.
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