If I say Jelly fish is a fish, Would that be right? Well if you look at a jellyfish that is washed to the beach shore it might look like a soggy plastic bag. The truth is that the jellyfish has no bones, heart, head or a brain and it is not even a fish. It is a Plankton.
Plankton is a term used for drifters. The organisms that drift along the ocean current and are unable of swimming on their own. Since the Jellyfish is a plankton a lot of people call it as “jellies” or “sea jellies“.
Here are some fun facts about jellies
- Jellies are 90% made up of water.
- A group of Jellyfish is called a “swarm” (just like a “swarm” of stinging bees )
- There is evidence that jellyfish came much earlier than dinosaurs.
- Some Jellyfishes live for about a few hours to a few months. However there is one known species Turritopsis nutricula that can live forever.
- Jellyfishes can eat other jellies.
- Jellyfish can sting even after they are dead. Ooo Scary!
Check out their beautiful dance -