5 Interesting Facts About Lion’s Mane Jellyfish

lions mane jellyfish

Here is the beautiful lion’s mane jellyfish showing off its long tentacles

Some people think that jellyfish are boring, but I think that they are very cool.  One of the most amazing species of jellyfish is the lion’s mane jellyfish.

Here are five interesting facts about them:

  1. These huge jellyfish grow their bell up to 2 metres across and have tentacles that can grow over 30 metres long, making them the largest species of jellyfish in the world and one of the longest animals in the world.
  2. Lion’s mane jellyfish go through four stages of life, a larval stage, a polyp stage, an ephyrae stage, and the medusa stage.
  3. Many different fish and shrimp hide in their tentacles.  They use their tentacles to sting and catch small fish, plankton and other jellyfish.  Their sting i painful, but not fatal to humans.
  4. They eat their food and poo through the same hole.
  5. Lion’s mane jellyfish are found near the surface in the very cold ocean waters of the north Atlantic, North Pacific and near Australia and New Zealand.

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 lion’s mane jellyfish?

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