Archive for the ‘Pictures Of Jellyfish’ Category
As you can tell by my blog dedicated to pictures of fish, I love pictures of all sorts of fish. Pictures of jellyfish happen to be one of my favorite types, although they tend to be rare. Not many people have jellyfish tanks, but most people love to observer their unique look.
I have personally found some of my better pictures by simple visiting the local aquarium or zoo and having a look at the jellyfish tank. Make sure your allow to take pictures at the particular aquarium or zoo your visiting before planing to do this.
Lets take some time to go over some of the fascinating things we know about jellyfish as well as where to find some high quality images of jellyfish.
Some Jellyfish Are Used As Food
It certainly was news to me that jellyfish are eaten in some cultures. Most jellyfish species are not eaten, only a number of the eight five known species are used as food. The cannonball jellyfish is a kind of jellyfish that’s poison is harmless to people, so this is a favorite among jellyfish eaters. Jellyfish as a food are mostly eaten in Asia, and some southeastern countries.
Danger Of A Jellyfish’s Sting
When swimming in the ocean you may have run into a jellyfish or at least heard stories of being stung by jellyfish. A jellyfish stings a human or other creature when it’s tentacles are touched. The tentacles puncture a humans skin and inject the venom. Some jellyfish are far more dangerous than others. Some people that have been stung do not realize they have been stung because there isn’t much pain. You will notice the pain if you were stung by one of the more poisonous species rather quickly.
A remedy to reduce the pain after being stung is Vinegar. This won’t work for all species of jellyfish, so you should try to seek expert medical care as soon as you can.
Some experts recommend shaving the area of the sting with a razor or using a debit card to reduce the release of more poison. If the jellyfish, or any parts of the jellyfish are still on your skin remove them immediately as they can continue to sting you and inject poison.
A look At Some Of The Species Of Jellyfish
Some of the more popular and well known species include the mangrove jellyfish, the sand jellyfish, and the sun jellyfish. Mangrove jellyfish can mostly be found in tropical climates such as the Caribbean. Sun jellyfish have a short lifespan of around 4 months and are a orange and yellow color. The sand jellyfish can be found in Asia waters, such as a Japan and Hong Kong. It has a whitish and pink look, as well as mostly see through.
The most dangerous of the species of jellyfish to humans is though by many to be the Portuguese Man o’ War aka the blue bottle. These species tend to swarm in large groups to overwhelm their victims, and also boost a very painful sting. Man o’ War’s can be found in Atlantic waters.
Often times the best pictures can be found for free that are in the public domain. This means that you can use them any way you see fit. They are great for projects and personal websites. A great resource for pictures of jellyfish can be found at Stock.XCHNG they have a huge selection of jellyfish pictures as well as other ocean life. You can also buy your Jellyfish pictures from one of the larger image companies like Getty Images. Good luck in your search for those perfect pictures of jellyfish.