Jellyfish. Malaysia & South East Asia. Presentation. By Steve. Made from Jelly?. What are they?. No!. They are living Sea Creatures. What are they?. Jellyfish have drifted along on ocean currents for millions of years, even before dinosaurs lived on the Earth.
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Jellyfish have drifted along on ocean currents for millions of years, even before dinosaurs lived on the Earth.
They are abundant in cold and warm ocean water, in deep water, and along coastlines.About them…
Jellyfish have tiny stinging cells in their tentacles to stun or paralyze their prey before they eat them.About them…
But jellyfish don't purposely attack humans.Stings
Most stings occur when people accidentally touch a jellyfish, but if the sting is from a dangerous species, it can be deadly / fatal.Stings
The box Jellyfish also known as the “Sea Wasp” is the most toxic to humans.
In Australia they are called “Stingers”.Stings
The lion's mane jellyfish found in the north Atlantic, has a bell which can reach six feet (two meters) in diameter with tentacles as long as 100 feet (33 meters).Stings
The poisonous Portuguese man-of-war is found floating on the surface of tropical ocean waters and its sting is said to be as toxic as a cobra's bite.Stings
They dine on fish, shrimp, crabs, tiny plants, and will even eat other species of jellyfish.What do they eat?
All jellyfish sting, but the stings of some specimens and those with short tentacles often are not so painful to humans. (A bit like a bee sting)
The following first aid steps may be followed until medical help arrives, for most jellyfish stings:
Do not rub the sting as this will make the embedded nematocysts release their venom, further aggravating the symptoms of the sting.First Aid For Stings
In the absence of vinegar, sea water can also be used to clean the sting and attendant rash.
Even when the tentacles are not attached to the jellyfish, the embedded nematocysts can still release their venom into your flesh.First Aid For Stings