Jellyfish are just the most stunning creatures . . .

Here are some fun friday facts!
- Jellyfish have been around for more than 650 million years . . . meaning they outdate both dinosaurs and sharks!
- The Box Jellyfish kills more people than any other marine creature each year. (A box jellyfish also has 64 anuses!)
- The worlds largest known jellyfish can reach a diameter of 2.5 m / 8ft and its tentacles can grow to be half the length of a football field.
- Jellyfish have no brain, no blood, and no nervous system. Their senses are primitive and consist of a neural net, eye spots that can sense light from dark, and chemosensory pits that help them identify potential prey.
- Jellyfish NEVER stop growing.


Blogger The Sundae Driver said...

i adore this post but i love you more.

April 2, 2010 at 12:16 PM  
Anonymous 10thMuse said...

lol, maybe they're aliens :D

April 2, 2010 at 12:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Excellent post.

April 2, 2010 at 2:00 PM  
Blogger Sister Wolf said...

No brain but 64 anuses....a description of so many humans, too.

April 2, 2010 at 3:32 PM  
Blogger bravegrrl said...

definitely the best post of the day...

never stop growing??? crazy!


April 2, 2010 at 3:58 PM  
Blogger DON'T FORGET THE 'Y' said...

i'm obsessed with jellyfish. they're so disgustingly wonderful.

April 2, 2010 at 9:59 PM  
Blogger alice said...

and Turritopsis jellyfish is basically immortal:


Now, that's amazing. :D

April 3, 2010 at 10:42 AM  
Blogger DREAMY said...

good lord. i LOVE your friday facts. do more!

April 4, 2010 at 8:41 AM  

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