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SEASHORE : Jellyfish and Their Relatives



Lion's Mane Jellyfish

Lion's Mane Jellyfish

 The Lion's Mane Jellyfish is found only of
the coasts of Europe. There are two types,
blue and yellow, and they both sting.

Portuguese Man-o'-War

This is not a true jellyfish, but a close relation. 
It floats on the sea, but is sometimes washed
ashore. all its tentacles are separate creatures,
living as a colony. They can give painful stings. 

Moon Jellyfish

These jellyfish are harmless and very
common. They are transparent with a purple
rim and crescent shapes in the middle. 

Stalked Jellyfish

 This jellyfish does not swim, but attaches
itself to seaweeds, on the shore. Its body
has eight tufts of tentacles around the
rim. It is harmless.The height shown
above refers to its body only. 


Sea Gooseberry

This is not a true jellyfish either.
Its transparent body is the size and shape of 
gooseberrywhich is how it gets its name. 
It catches its food in two long tentacles. 

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