Jellyfish are older than all of our ancient reptiles. Scientists believe they first swam in our oceans around 500 million years ago.
There are more than 350 different species of jellyfish. The lion’s mane jellyfish is over two metres tall – that’s taller than you! Others are as tiny as a pinhead. They can be found in all of our oceans and sometimes in freshwater too.
Jellyfish have venomous tentacles that they use to capture their prey. Most jellyfish are harmless to humans, but a few including the box jellyfish can cause a painful sting. Sometimes baby fish will also live in jellyfish tentacles for protection.
At SEA LIFE you’ll be able to see jellyfish in a whole new light! Check your local SEA LIFE site to see the jellyfish encounters they have waiting for you. .
WHAT'S IN A NAME
Did you know that jellyfish aren’t really fish at all? They’re more similar to coral and sea anemones.
Jellyfish don’t have brains!
A group of jellyfish is called a ‘bloom’, 'smack' or 'swarm'