Lion's Mane Jellyfish Presentation by Oliver Icleanu

Interesting Facts

  • Lion’s mane Jellyfish have no bones, no cartilage, no blood, no eyes, no heart and no brain, in fact their body is 95% water.
  • They have a stack of thin tentacles that look like a lion's mane, which is where their name comes from.
  • The largest Lion's Mane Jellyfish found had 120 feet long tentacles making it larger than the Blue Whale.

Description

The Lion's Mane Jellyfish only swims up and down. It cannot turn or actively hunt for food.

Habitat

  • It lives in the Arctic cold waters. It cannot survive in hot or warm water.

Life Cycle

The Lion's Mane Jellyfish lives only one year.

Food and Enemies

  • The Lion's Mane Jellyfish eats zooplankton, small fish, and other jellyfishes.
  • The enemies of the Lion's Mane Jellyfish are seabirds, larger fish, sea turtles, and anemones.

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