Wednesday, 11 September 2019


Jellyfish and sea jellies are the informal common names given to the medusa-phase of certain gelatinous members of the subphylum Medusozoa, a major part of the phylum Cnidaria. Jellyfish are mainly free-swimming marine animals with umbrella-shaped bells and trailing tentacles, although a few are not mobile, being anchored to the seabed by stalks. The bell can pulsate to provide propulsion and highly efficient locomotion. The tentacles are armed with stinging cells and may be used to capture prey and defend against predators. Jellyfish have a complex life cycle; the medusa is normally the sexual phase, the planula larva can disperse widely and is followed by a sedentary polyp phase.

This post is part of the Wordless Wednesday meme,
and also part of the ABC Wednesday meme,
and also part of the Nature Notes meme.


  1. I'm fascinated by jellyfish when I see them in the aquarium, but having been stung by jellies I'm not a fan when they're in the ocean!
    Thanks for linking up at

  2. Beautiful shot! My post this week has a couple of them too!

  3. beuatifull photo's

    They Always amaze me

    Have a heartwarming en splendid ABC-Wednes-day / -week
    M e l o d y (team ABC-W)

  4. lovely photo! Jellyfish are fascinating

  5. the smaller ones are oddly more painful, I was told