How cool are jellyfish?
Not only do they look like creatures from another planet, other interesting jellyfish facts make them extremely fascinating.
Keep reading for more.
Jellyfish do not have brains. Some have eyes.
Many jellyfish have bioluminescent organs. This means that their bodies can create and display light.
Some jellyfish are as large as humans. Others can be as small as a pinhead.
Jellyfish can clone themselves. Really! If you cut a jellyfish in two parts, each part could regenerate into new organisms. Also, if injured, a jellyfish may clone itself into hundreds of jellyfish.
When stung by a jellyfish’s tentacle, the venom penetrates a person’s skin faster than the blink of an eye.
Jellyfish have been around for millions of years, even before dinosaurs.
People in some countries eat jellyfish.
Jellyfish are made mainly of water and protein, 95% water.
photos: Alexander Semenov; credit: jellywatch