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Obsessed with Jellyfish

15 May 2019

Mystical ocean creatures, pulsing in the depths of our oceans. They’ve drifted along on ocean currents for millions of years, even before dinosaurs existed. These mystical creatures travel in cold or warm ocean waters, in deep water and along the coastline. 

Have you ever just sat and observed how they pulse through the water? Ever stopped and wondered how their body functions? What they eat? How they survive? 

During my trip to Atlantis Sanya resort I discovered my obsession for Jellyfish. I was enticed by their movements. Their colors, their shape and their bond with one another. It gave me this light, calm “floating on a bubble” kind of feeling.

I went home and started to do research to discovered more about these mystical creatures. 

Did you know? 

Jellyfish aren’t actually fish- they are invertebrates. They have tiny stinging cells in their tentacles that is used to paralyze their prey before they eat them. They function without a brain and are composed of 95% water.

Jellyfish dine on crabs, shrimps, fish and tiny plants. Inside their bell-shaped body is an opening that is its mouth. They eat and discard waste from this opening. Jellyfish digest their food very quickly otherwise they wouldn’t be able to float.

You do get jellyfish that are clear in color but many of them are vibrant in colors such as blue, purple, yellow, pink and they are often luminescent. They can grow up to 3m long, weigh up to 2kg and swim at a speed of 5mph. 

These are just a few of the interesting facts I learnt about Jellyfish and I want to thank Atlantis Sanya Resort for sparking my interest, helping me to become one with nature and motivating me to educate myself on ocean life. 

Discover your new ocean life obsession and visit The Lost Chambers Aquarium at Atlantis Sanya Resort.

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