A River of Saw Grass dominates the Water Conservation Districts of southern Florida. See other interesting phenomena from Florida and the Bahamas.
I. Species (about 200)
i. Types (Location)
1. LionŐs Mane (Atlantic Ocean from above the Arctic Circle to Florida; Gulf of Mexico; Pacific Ocean from Alaska to southern California)
2. Portuguese Man-of-War (Gulf of Mexico; Caribbean Sea near the Bahamas; West Indies)
3. Sea Nettle (Chesapeake Bay; Pacific Ocean from Alaska to southern California; Atlantic Ocean from Massachusetts to Florida; Gulf of Mexico)
1. Treatment of Stings
2. Sting Prevention
b. Harmless Jellies
i. Types (Location)
II. General Information
i. More than 95% water
ii. Floating mouth and digestive system
iii. No brain, no blood, no nervous system
i. Vertical and Horizontal movement
ii. Jet propulsion-like pouncing
d. Food (Feeding Mechanisms)
iii. Other jellyfish
g. Defense (Venom apparatus)
a. Importance to Marine Life
c. Issues with Captivity
d. Jellyfish as source of protein
e. Jellyfish in pop culture
Gowel, E. (2004). Amazing jellies: jewels of the sea. Bunker Hill Publishing.
McKenzie, M. (2003). Jellyfish inside out. Monterey Bay Aquarium Press.
Wimsor, M. (2005). Starfish, jellyfish and the order of life. Yale University Press.
Purcell, J. (2002). Jellyfish blooms: Ecological and Soceital Importance. Chapman & Hall Press.
Ferrari, A. (2006). A diverŐs guide to reef life. Nautilus Publishing.
Yoshimoto C (2006). "Jellyfish species distinction has treatment implications". American Family Physician.
The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. (2003). Columbia University Press.
Cambell, E. (1992). A Guide to the World of the Jellyfish. Monterery Bay: Monterey Bay Aquarium
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