Facts About Jellyfish – Scuba Diving With Temple Adventures
With there being over 2000 different types of jellyfish, the facts about them are plenty! Jellyfish are colourful, beautiful and can definitely be dangerous as well.
We at Temple Adventures, dive in tropical waters which sees a whole lot of jellyfish. Because it is currently jellyfish season, we thought we should talk about some fun facts about these colourful creatures.
So, let us dive in!
5 Facts About Jellyfish
1. Jellyfish are not fish:
Incase you were wondering, jellyfish are not a fish at all! Jellies are invertebrates, whereas fishes are vertebrates. So while fish can breathe through their gills, jellies take in water through their membranes.
2. Jellyfish do not have brains:
Jellyfish have been swimming around for more than 500 years! And without brains! In fact, they not only do not have brains, but no hearts or eyes either.
3. Groups of jellies can go by different names:
Just like how most fish swimming together are called a school of fish or a shoal of fish; jellyfish have their own titles. In fact, they have three different names!
- A SWARM of Jellyfish
- A SMACK of Jellyfish
- A BLOOM of Jellyfish
4. Some jellies are bioluminescent:
That is right! Some jellyfish are capable of producing their own light. Blackwater diving is very popular because divers get to see bioluminescent jellies which can be a very beautiful sight.
5. One type can actually kill you:
This jelly is called the Box Jellyfish can one sting can kill an adult human being in a matter of a few minutes.
That being said, jellyfish are often misunderstood and almost always mind their own business. Pondicherry sees a ton of harmless jellyfish almost throughout the year. However, towards the end of the year we are graced by massive lions mane jellies which make our blue waters a whole lot more colourful.
So when are you joining us for some fun dives? Send us a message here to book your dives now!