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These are called upside-down jellyfish. Once they have eaten small bits of algae, just once, they can grow more inside their bodies by sitting in the sun. They are their own greenhouses and grocery stores all wrapped up in one. Page null20 To be a jellyfish you need to be shaped like a bell, with at least one mouth, and tentacles. Many animals called jellyfish are really something else. The Portuguese man-of-war is not a real jellyfish. It has an air-filled bubble instead of a water-filled bell.
Like a bow and arrow. You would not know if you were stinging a friend or an enemy. Anthomedusan jellyfish Cigar jellyfish Page null12 Jellyfish sting for protection and to catch food. That's all. They don't hunt and they can't chase. They just bump and sting. Bump and sting. Page null13 Little fish swim in and out of the dome of this moon jellyfish. Page null14 Australian box jellyfish Page null15 Some jellyfish sting gently. Some jellyfish have a sting so powerful that they are more dangerous than a cobra.
The Portuguese man-of-war is not a real jellyfish. It has an air-filled bubble instead of a water-filled bell. Page null21 Portuguese man-of-war Page null22 Jellyfish are almost all water and a little protein. They look slimy and disgusting when they wash up on the beach. Page null23 Moon jellyfish Page null24 In the sea, jellyfish are beautiful. There are jellyfish as big as basketballs with long red tentacles, called West Coast sea nettles. Page null25 West Coast sea nettle Page null26 Oikopieura labadorensis Page null27 There are tiny, elegant jellyfish that look like a blizzard of snowflakes.
A field guide to the insects of America north of Mexico by Donald Joyce Borror; Richard E White