This jellyfish also is called blue bottle and floating terror. Given the last nickname, I'm sure you know that this is a force to be reckoned with. It's blue tentacles can deliver a fatal sting.
It also has a sail that fills with gas and makes it float. The sail can be deflated allowing to submerge briefly.
The reason this jellyfish has it's name is because it's 'lantern' inside of the bell that can crumple up and expand like a paper lantern. Cool, right?
This jellyfish also has bioluminescence which means it has a chemical that makes it glow! It was found 450-1000 metres in Japanese waters. Not much is known about it.
This jellyfish is very dangerous and the stings are very painful due to it's extremely potent venom. It lives in both the atlantic and pacific oceans.
It can also be known as 'sea wasp' and 'marine stinger'. It's tentacles can reach up to 3 metres or nine feet.
This species of jellyfish is bioluminescent, which means that they can glow, make themselves light up. Instead of using their light to attract prey, they use it to attract other predators to attack it's attacker! Confusing, right?
A Marine Biologist named Edith Widder created a device that was based on the Atolla Wyvillei and it was used to lure rarely seen predators from the deep for footage! Isn't that cool?
The Irukandji Jellyfish is one of the smallest and most venomous jellyfish in the world. It inhabits the waters around Australia, Florida, and the USA. They grow to be only about 1 cubic centimetre at adult size and are nearly invisible.
They are able to fire their tiny stingers into a part of the body, causing a very painful sting and symptoms that are all known as the Irukandji Syndrome.
This may seem like just a myth, but it's not. Turritopsis Dohrnii is found in the Mediterranean Sea and in Japanese waters. It is one of the known cases of a species being able to convert into an earlier stage of life and live life all over again.
The conversion cycle from mature to immature
They can use this cycle when sick or old and this can go on indefinitely without disease or predators.
Katie is a very intellectual eleven year old marine biology-geek with a quirky sense of humor, and is a proud American.
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