Top Ten Facts About Jellyfish

Here are some facts about these underrated, (usually) stinging, magnificent marine animals

The Top Ten

1 Some jellyfish are immortal

I want to be a jellyfish

Wow, crazy! Awesome list

They're like immortal gods or somethin...-Vestalis

That is cool.

2 Jellyfish don't have brains

Just like my exes... - AlphaQ

But they have nerve nets that sense environment changes - XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxX

3 A lion's mane jellyfish's tentacle can grow longer than a blue whale

The largest lion's mane jellyfish found has tentacles 121.4 ft long - XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxX

4 The irukandji jellyfish is one of the tiniest jellyfish, but the sting can be fatal

Irukandjis are mesmerizing creatures. (Jellies rule! ) - Swiftdawn

The tiniest isn't always the weakest - XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxX

5 Some jellyfish don't have tentacles

The Scyphomedusa deepstaria traps prey without tentacles - XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxX

6 A jellyfish's tentacle can still sting even though it's separated from the body

Only for a while - XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxX

7 The closer a jellyfish is to the surface, the less colorful it is

The most colorful jellyfish are found in deeper parts of the sea. Well, looks like the deep-sea isn't a scary place after all - XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxX

Looks like the deep sea levels aren't scary places after all.-Vestalis

8 The box jellyfish is the most venomous marine animal

The venom can kill people within minutes - XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxX

9 Jellyfish aren't fish

Haha, even though it's at #10, it's very interesting, too! - Metal_Treasure

I put it on 10 because I thought many people knew about this, so it won't be very interesting lol - XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxX

They're invertebrates - XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxX

Just because it has the word "fish" in doesn't mean it's a fish. Jellies are invertebrates.-Vestalis

Jellyfish sure are majestic creatures.-Vestalis

10 Even if the jellyfish is dead, the tentacles can and will sting you.

Unless their not wet. Then it’s useless.

Yeah, don't pick one up if you find one on the beach. I almost learned this the hard way when I was little.

Yup, true fact.-Vestalis

The Contenders

11 A group of jellyfish is called a bloom, a swarm, or a smack

One large bloom can contain over 100,000 jellyfish - XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxX

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