Jellyfish Research Paper

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All About Jellyfish Jellyfish are very unique, aquatic creatures. They are classified in the phylum Cnidaria. The body of a jellyfish consists of 95 percent water, and in some species the percentage can range up to 99. It is umbrella-shaped and made of a soft jelly-like material. The wall of a jellyfish body is very fragile. Their bodies are much different then that of most animals. They have no brain, no respiratory system, and no circulatory system. The average length of a jellyfish tentacle is one to ten meters long. The tentacles of a jellyfish in some cases can grow to a massive length of 100 feet! The longest jellyfish ever found was in Massachusetts with a tentacle span of 120 feet! Located…show more content…
The sting of a moon jellyfish is harmless and has a very mild feeling. Moon jellyfish live in large groups and are most commonly found on the coasts of the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian oceans. The largest type of jellyfish is the lion’s mane jellyfish, which also belongs to the class Scyphozoa. The lion’s mane’s tentacles can reach to a length of over 100 feet making it the longest animal in the world. It can also range from a few inches to eight feet in diameter. Lion’s mane jellyfish are mostly found the in cold, frigid waters of the southern Arctic Ocean and the northern Pacific Ocean. Although they have extremely long tentacles, a sting by a lion’s mane jellyfish is rarely fatal and may cause a rash. When stung, a strong stinging sensation is very likely to occur for a short time. The most dangerous species of jellyfish is the box jellyfish, which is widely known as the sea wasp as well. This type of jellyfish is the most poisonous animal in the world. The box jellyfish belongs to the class Cubozoa. Their tentacles are usually several feet long, and their body has a box-like shape to it and can be as small as a few millimeters in diameter to the size of a

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