jellyfish outline

This topic submitted by Laura Anzano ( at 2:46 PM on 3/25/04.

Andrea and Joe return to the boat from Gaulin Reef in San Salvador, Bahamas. See other beautiful phenomena from the Bahamas.

Tropical Field Courses -Western Program-Miami University

Every since I was little I have been curious about jellyfish. I remember going on vacation and seeing hundreds of dead jellyfish on the beach. The body of a jellyfish is so fascinating to see, it seems to be a mysterious creature. I always had somewhat of a fear of jellyfish but with not knowing much about this animal I can not rationalize my fear. This is why I chose jellyfish as my topic; I want to become more familiar with this animal and their ocean life.

I. Introduction

II. Life cycles
a. young jellyfish(ephyra)
b. adult(medusa)

III Locomotion
a. Vertical movement, muscles allow the jellyfish to contract its bell, this rhythm allows it move.
b. Horizontal movement depends on ocean current tides and wind.

IV Food
a. carnivorous, feeding on zooplankton
b. Preys, spadefish, sunfish, ECT.
c. Venom apparatus for defense and feeding

V Types of jellyfish
a. mushroom jellyfish
b. Moon Jelly
c. Cannonball jelly etcÉ

VI Conclusion
a. prevention and treatment of a sting
b. why jellyfish are important to marine life


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