Jellyfish are strangely beautiful creatures with gossamer bodies and long streamers of stingers. In an aquarium, they are living art, but in the ocean they can be unexpected death! The box jellyfish is also known as the sea wasp, and is the killer of the ocean. Forget the shark, the box jellyfish can cause death or, at the very least, a lot of pain.
Jellyfish use their stinging tentacles to get their food. Their stingers not only kill plankton and small fish, but are also used to direct the killed food up towards the jellyfishes mouth where the food is quickly eaten by the mouth. What’s interesting about jellyfish is that they don’t actually have hearts, bones, or even a brain. They merely act and feed because of nerve impulses.
Without brains, it could hardly be said that jellyfish are coldhearted killers, even if they can cause a lot of pain and inconvenience to swimmers. Nevertheless, humans make their mark on the jellyfish population. Japan and several other countries consider jellyfish to be a delicacy. It is dried and then sold for consumption. It is high in protein. Would you try eating jellyfish?