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  • 1. MOON JELLYFISH By Al Fox...

2. CONTENTS Introduction Page 3 History Page 12Appearance Page 4 Facts and Images Page 13Family Page 5 Conclusion Page 14Habitat Page 6 Bibliography Page 15Diet Page 7 Glossary Page 16Predators and Prey Page 8 Index Page 17Reproduction Page 9Species Page 10Size and Body Parts Page 11 3. INTRODUCTION Welcome to the fascinating seas of the Moon Jellysh. Moon Jellysh have a breathtaking past so what are you waiting for!!! Put on your diving suits and lets enjoy the adventure. But there is one more condition. They can sting so be careful!!! 4. Appearance Moon Jellysh are small but can be larger. Adult Moon Jellies they typically hold a size of 25cm to 40cm [across]. On its inner stomach it has 4 bright gonads shaped like horseshoes. Swimming and feeding is controlled by a nerve inside the jellysh. The lower bit of the medusas comforted with tentacles which are used for catching prey. 5. FAMILY The Moon Jellysh have heaps of family. Moon Jellysh eggs are basically fertilised when the female nds oating strands of sperm. When the female releases her blooming jellysh eggs into the open, they transform into a larval form known as a planula. 6. HABITAT Moon Jellysh live in many places. They live in the Atlantic ocean, Pacic ocean, Indian ocean where they are only found near the coast. Their habitat may seem quite big but it is small compared to other types of sea animals.Moon Jellysh can live in other parts of the ocean, such as Fiji in the tropical waters just o the coast. Jellysh generally live in salt water but they can live in fresh water habitats. Moon Jellysh can be seen for a far north 70 degrees latitude and as far south as 40 degrees celsius. Moon Jellysh are usually found near the shore of abandoned islands in the Atlantic ocean in some abandoned harbours and estuaries. 7. Diet Moon Jellysh have heaps of snacks throughout their diet. These are molluscs, squid and clams] crustaceans, [shrimp and barnacles] small medusa and eggs from sh. [like angelsh and salmon] larvae, plankton and shrimp are also some of there diet. Moon Jellysh may not eat as much as expected but it eats on dierent things when its food isnt around. They cant eat heaps of underwater creatures, otherwise the jellysh all eat too much and die. 8. Predators and prey. Heaps of creatures like to eat Moon Jellysh. Its ok if the leatherback sea turtle eats the Moon Jellysh. But seriously, Chinese and Korean eat the fascinating Moon Jellysh!!! The ocean sunsh eats Moon Jellysh but so do some sea birds. Moon Jellysh will soon become extinct animal and will no longer be in our oceans. 9. Reproduction. Moon Jellysh have a long reproducing time. Reproduction is a huge part of Moon Jellysh. So read along and here are the steps1. A small larvae [egg] oats around in the sea.2. The small egg looks around for a place to attach itself. 3. Once the egg has attached itself to something the egg feeds on passing food.4. At the moment the coral polyps mouth tentacles are facing upwards.5. Grooves appear and become shorter, eventually cutting the polyps body.6. A pile of donut shaped statues alarm and then break away. Each becoming a baby jellysh. [It happens with any kind of jellysh.At the moment the baby jellysh is called a medusa and the jellysh form we now notice in our oceans. 10. species There are lots of types of jellysh. The other species of jellysh are; Vampire jellysh, Crab carrying jellysh, Blue jellysh, Blue bottle jellysh, Purple jellysh, Mushroom jellysh, Flower hat jellysh and Peach blossom jellysh.A few jellysh can be a tiny bit terrifying. A whole mine of jellysh is quite furious when it sees a human. All kinds of jellysh spend their harmless typical day all the same. Jellysh use 90% of their tropical day just oating. 9% of their day absorbing food. The last 1% of their day being gatecrashers and ruining a perfectly good day at the beach. 11. SIZE AND BODY PARTS Moon Jellysh are small compared to other jellysh. In Linnaeus, 1758 Moon Jellysh and common sea jellies were 5cm long to 40cm long. Did you know that Moon Jellysh are basically the length of an A4 piece of paper in diameter. Adult Moon Jellies are a bigger size of 25cm to 40cm also in diameter. The Moon Jellysh body parts such as the subumbrellar nerve net and the tentacles. 12. HISTORY Moon Jellysh have a lovely history. The fascinating, breathtaking, beautiful Moon Jellysh has been around longer than many things including the dinosaurs, cave- men and some sea creatures. If you are wondering dinosaurs and cave-men become extinct for over 1,000,000 years. [1 million years ago!!!!!] 13. FACTS These facts might be useful for you.The Moon Jellysh have been around longer than the dinosaurs.Moon Jellysh can grow up to 15 inches in diameter.Predators of the Moon Jellysh are sea turtles, other types of Jellysh and some sh. Adult Moon Jellysh live 3 to 6 months as for polyps can live for several years.Moon Jellysh are most common in bays or in harbours. 14. CONCLUSION Thank you for coming to explore the fascinating seas of Moon Jellysh with me. I hope you learnt heaps on what they eat, where do they live and a few facts. The Moon Jellysh loved you being here and Im sure they would want you come again. BON VOYAGE!!! 15. BIBLIOGRAPHY www.googleimages.co.nz ocean.nationalgeographic.comen.wikipedia.orgmarinebio.orgwww.seafriends.org.nzwww.animalcorner.co.ukwww.aquaticcommunity.comwww.neaq.orgwww.longbeachislandjournal.com 16. GLOSSARY Latitude ~ The distance of a place front the equator, measured in degrees.Species ~ A group of animals or plants that are similar.Medusa ~ A part of the body of a jellysh Diet ~ The sort of food that an animal or human usually eats.Planula ~ A part of the body of a jellysh Grooves ~ A long narrow furrow or channel cut in the surface of something.Ocean ~ The seas that surround the continents of the earth.Diameter ~ A line drawn straight across a circle or sphere and passing through the centre. 17. INDEX Moon Jellysh, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, Reproduction, 10,Habitat, 7,Family/ Species, 6, 11,Lifespan, 13, 14, 15,History, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15,