When I was on holiday on the Gold Coast in Queensland, I saw lots of blue blubber jellyfish in the ocean.
Here are five interesting facts about them:
- These interesting jellyfish can grow to up to 45 cm across, with 8 stumpy arms that they use to catch plankton to eat.
- Whilst they are called blue blubber jellyfish, they range in colour from white to light blue to dark purple.
- Their major predators are sea turtles (especially leatherback turtles) and fish. As turtle numbers drop, jellyfish numbers have the potential to become a problem.
- Each of their 8 arms has a little mouth at the end, that they use to transport food to their stomachs. They also have a poisonous sting, but they are not considered a danger to people, although they can be painful.
- Blue blubber jellyfish are very common and can be found along the eastern and northern coast of Australia.
I hope that you found these facts interesting and learned something new.
Are there any other interesting facts that you would like to share about blue blubber jellyfish?