The most beautiful and colorful jellyfish
Probably everyone of us have encountered jellyfish while relax in seaside resorts, and usually meeting with these underwater inhabitants is not positive. But you'll be surprised how beautiful and varied these spineless inmate of the seas.
Jellyfish can be flat, elongated, but the most common jellyfish have a dome-shaped body.
Also vary with their size — jellyfish can be very tiny and can grow up to two meters in diameter, and their bundles of tentacles can reach a length of 30 meters.
As is colorless, almost transparent specimen but be amazed by the beauty of Medusa, "necesity", striking in its beauty even the experienced sailors, not that of ordinary people.
Jellyfish are one of the oldest representatives of the animal world: they appeared, more than 650 million years ago. This means that they are older than dinosaurs and sharks.
Jellyfish are still not fully understood, because some species of jellyfish live at depths of up to 10 thousand meters.
Today in some countries, such as Japan and China jellyfish are eaten.
Jellyfish are about 95% water, 3-4% of salt and 1-2% are from protein. They also have no heart, no eyes, no circulatory system, no gills.
The poison contained in the tentacles of the jellyfish are dangerous to humans. Some jellyfish can sting like a nettle, and the effect of the burn will last several days, and others can cause paralysis that may lead to death.
The weight of large jellyfish can reach up to two tons, but somehow jellyfish can't resist the flow.
Depending on the type of jellyfish, their color can be white, pink, yellow, orange, red, blue, green and multicolor.
Jellyfish are able to navigate and hunt in total darkness.
Most jellyfish are composed of three parts: a gelatinous body; the tentacles that sting and catch the prey; and delicate little mouth, which absorbs food.
Your name Medusa was due to the similarities with flowing hair-the legendary snakes of the Gorgon Medusa from Greek mythology.
Jellyfish seem supernatural creatures largely thanks to its strange forms and colors. Nature has created them in a special way: their body resembles an umbrella, or a bell, sometimes the ball
Jellyfish can live at a depth of about 10,000 m. Scientists still know very little about the jellyfish, particularly, as a creature without a brain can navigate in total darkness and actively hunt.
Jellyfish are often used in medicine. In the middle ages from comerota produced diuretics and laxatives. And now the poison contained in the tentacles of jellyfish, produce drugs for the treatment of pulmonary diseases and the regulation of blood pressure
Jellyfish help to deal with stress! In Japan jellyfish bred in aquariums. Smooth, unhurried motion jellyfish calm people, but to contain a jellyfish a very troublesome and expensive.
Medusa box or as it is called sea wasp, every year kills more people than any other sea creature. Its bite can kill in 3 minutes!, and it can swim at a speed of 2 meters per sec
The largest jellyfish in the world is the giant Arctic jellyfish (Cyanea capillata aretica) living in the North-West Atlantic. One of the representatives of this species beached in the Massachusetts Bay, had a bell diameter of 2.28 m, and its tentacles stretched 36.5 M.
Keywords: Animals | Water | Jellyfish | Underwater inhabitants