Jellyfish: Pacific Sea Nettles from the Georgia Aquarium

Posted by reefvideo on Jul. 23, 2009

Sea Nettles are a type of Jellyfish that can be found in both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. The ones in this video are Pacific Sea Nettles from the Georgia Aquarium. They have a bell shaped head and long stinging tentacles. These tenticles are covered in nematocysts which help them to capture plankton and small fish. These types of jellies will not kill a human with their sting unless someone is allergic. It will be moderately painful and cause a rash that should be treated immediately with vinegar.

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Tags blue, sea, jelly, jellyfish, georgia, aquarium, nettles

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