Incredible species of jellyfish that look like something strange and alien (17 photos)

Category: Nature, PEGI 0+
18 February 2023

Jellyfish are one of the most mysterious and strange creatures in nature. They are 98% water, and their ancestors lived in the seas and oceans as early as 500-700 million years ago. In other words, jellyfish even older than dinosaurs. And yet there is something alien in them and mysterious. Let's take a look at the most unusual varieties of these amazing creatures.

Firework Jellyfish or Halitrephes maasi jelly

Stomolophus meleagris or cannonball jellyfish

Mediterranean or medusa-fried egg

The fried egg jellyfish gets its name from a comical resemblance to this dish. The tentacles of the creature practically do not sting, therefore divers often notice many small fish between them, which enjoy using them as cover.

Narcomedusa or Darth Vader

Dancing golden jellyfish

purple striped jellyfish

Inverted jellyfish or Cassiopeia

The inverted jellyfish is also a lazy person. The creature can swim however, does not like to do so. That's why it almost always flips. upside down and, succumbing to the current, dives down to the very bottom. Lying at the bottom of Cassiopeia is the most comfortable.

Immortal jellyfish Turritopsis Dohrnii

When this jellyfish is hungry or stressed, it starts "age" backwards to sink to the bottom of the ocean and survive.

Jellyfish Rasta surrounded by her fish helpers

Rare deep sea jellyfish Stygiomedusa Gigantea

The rather creepy-looking jellyfish is found in all oceans except North Arctic. You can see it at depths from 900 to 3900 meters. Over the past 110 years, only 115 observations.

Atolla - a species of deep-sea crown jellyfish

Medusa Nomura. Reaches extremely large sizes

It is one of the largest jellyfish in Japanese coastal waters. Its weight can reach the mark of 200 kilograms.

hairy cyanoea

transparent jellyfish


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