Today is world Jellyfish day which is a day to celebrate the unique and amazing creature that is the Jellyfish and a day to reflect on our relationship with the oceans and seas, the Jellyfishes home that is impacted by overfishing, pollution and marine debris.
Jellyfish are gelatinous marine creatures with umbrella style bodies and long stinging tentacles. They are carnivorous and feed on small marine creatures, eggs and planktonic organisms.
Jellyfish are found all over the world's oceans and some are even found in freshwater. They range in size from a cm to well over a metre (3ft) wide with tentacles that can trail over 30 metres (100 ft). They can weigh between 20- 400gms and have a lifespan of 3-6 months.
Jellyfish are one of the worlds oldest known creatures dating back to around 500 million years.
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By Brendon Crook