Currently, scientists know more than 2,000 species.jellyfish These creatures, similar to transparent umbrellas, are 90% water and live in almost all the seas of the planet. It would seem that they have already been studied quite well by people and can hardly surprise us with anything, but there are individuals in nature that can be shocked by their size. One of these jellyfish recently managed to see a TV presenter named Lizzy Daly - a detected individual reached the size of an adult.
The giant jellyfish was discovered by chance whenLizzy was engaged in scuba diving on the coast of the English city of Falmouth. When she swam to a beautiful and grand creature, she realized that it possesses a truly huge body. Cameraman Dan Abbott was able to capture a TV presenter and an unusual water inhabitant, who shared that he had never seen jellyfish of this size.
Medusa the size of a man
According to biologists, before the researchers marineopen spaces turned out to be a barrel jellyfish. At the time of birth, its length is only a few millimeters, but over time it grows to half a meter in length and can weigh up to 35 kilograms. Usually this species of jellyfish is found in the Black, Azov, Mediterranean and Adriatic seas and feeds on fish and other small aquatic creatures.
Researchers believe jellyfish could growto such a huge size due to the fact that she lived in the open sea. If its habitat were limited, for example, by an aquarium, it would remain small. It is noteworthy that it is better not to approach jellyfish, because they can leave painful burns on the body.
The biggest jellyfish
There is a moment in history when people succeededmeet with even more huge jellyfish. This event occurred in 1870, when the body of the so-called Cyanean was thrown onto the coast of North America. The length of the tentacles of this sea giant reached 36 meters, and the diameter of the dome was more than two meters. It is believed that this jellyfish was larger than the largest animal on the planet - a blue whale, whose length is about 25 meters.
Giant Jellyfish - Cyanea
This type of jellyfish is considered particularly dangerous forman, because his numerous tentacles leave serious burns on his body. Although there were quite a few unpleasant collisions of people and jellyfish in the entire history, there was only one death case.
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