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Jellyfish

With more than 200 species found worldwide, jellyfish are one of the world’s most common sea creatures. They range in size from under an inch to giants with tentacles measuring over 100 feet.

All jellyfish have a bell shape and long tentacles. They lack a brain, heart, bones, and gills, and are composed mostly of water. Their bodies are thin enough to allow oxygen to pass from the water directly into their internal organs.

Jellyfish have specialized stinging cells called nematocysts. Used only once and then replaced, nematocysts help jellyfish capture prey and defend themselves.

This exhibit features moon jellyfish (Aurelia aurita) that were raised at the Aquarium.