Jellies at the Shedd

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Fun Facts about Jellyfish

– Jellyfish have no brain, heart of bones. They just have sex organs.”You’re as simple as a jellyfish” is one of my favorite insults.

-Jellyfish can double in size from one day to the next if they have enough food.

-The sting of a jellyfish seems to be calmed by clownfish mucus.

– Jellyfish have been around 650 million years. That’s longer than dinosaurs and sharks.

– Jellyfish can grow to be giants–120 feet long.

-Their diet consists of fish, shrimp, crab, plants and jellyfish.

-Their mouth doubles as their butthole.

Learn more at the Jellies exhibit at the Shedd.


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