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Interesting facts about Jellyfish

“Jellyfish are 95% water, so how much are they doing? Just give them another 5% and make them water. It’s more useful.”

If you have ever tried to image an animal without brain, heart or bones, I am sure that two main things will probably come to your mind. The first one: “This animal is not so clever, at least, not smarter than me”. And the second one: it is a monster. However, there is a creature in the oceans that doesn’t have any brain, heart or bones, and despite of all, it is a fascinating animal. Do you know about which animal I am talking? Please, give a warm welcome to our next guess: the jellyfish.

Submaldives Jellyfish
Jellyfish in Maldives

Many interesting things have been said about jellyfish. There are some curious facts about these creatures. Some jellyfish are bigger than the human body and some others are as small as a pinhead or did you know that people in some countries people eat jellyfish? In fact, in Japan, jellyfish are considered a delicacy. Jellyfish have been on Earth for millions of years, even before dinosaurs. At Submaldives we don’t eat jellyfish but. We prefer observing them swimming. It is so relaxing.

Another interesting fact is that jellyfish are mainly made up of water and protein. Typical human cells are about 70% water, while jellyfish are typically listed as being 95% water. Isn’t that amazing? With rounding errors we have found that jellyfish are 85% Oxygen, 9.5% Hydrogen, 3% Carbon, 1.5% Nitrogen, 0.2 Calcium, 0.15% Phosphorus, 0.06 Sulfur. Beside all this data, jellyfish are incredible and elegant animals. Most people even say that their heart rates slow when watching the jellies.

Many interesting questions go around this free-swimming animal. We have chosen one we thought it could be interesting. Are jellyfish increasing globally? Some scientists from the Global Jellyfish Group (view article), are trying to answer it. However, no one has tried to examine jellyfish blooms from all over the planet before.  In terms of data it is very difficult to calculate the population of jellyfish. Although it is common for jellyfish to grow fast, scientist believe that there are more jellyfish than before due to the global warming and the over-fishing situation.

If like Submaldives, you are passionate about jellyfish we suggest diving in Maldives with us! Meanwhile, we would like to share with you this interesting post about the Monster Jellyfish from Discovery Channel. We look forward to seeing you very soon!

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