They know that blowfish BLOW

Spent all of last week between the Gulf and the Atlantic being carried by the currents of the sea. Along with the currents come the sea cnidarians (silent ‘c’– nidarians). A sea cnidarian is commonly known as a jellyfish, but I like to use the technical term to sound a little bit more educated about the ocean. Jelly fish are great mysteries of the sea, and I would like to shed some light on their dangerous ways.

-Jellyfish are comprised primarily of water (95%) with no bones, eyes, heart, or brain. So really they just bob along.

-Jellyfish have one hole for ingesting and expelling food. Delicious.
-A group of jellyfish is called a ‘smack’. So you could say, “I was playing in the ocean and got caught up in a smack” and then you would have to explain yourself and then you will sound very intelligent–unless the pain of the smack prevents you from speaking
-The mouth is not only used for ingestion and expulsion, but also fertilization. One hole, many functions
-If a jellyfish is left on shore, it will dissolve leaving only a film behind
-Jellyfish do not survive well in captivity because they need the currents to propel them
-Jellyfish can be up to 7 feet across with tentacles 120 feet long. No fear, you will not find these off the Atlantic coast but in the Arctic.
-The amount of venom in a Box Jelly could kill 60 people. Stay away from dangerous marine life.
-And against common belief, urine will not help a jellyfish sting
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