Moon Jellyfish

Scientific name: Aurelia Aurita

Rarity: Very common

Venomous: Yes

Venom intensity: 0.5🔥/5 (very light)

Size: Up to 40cm in diameter

Particularity: The aquarium director's personal favorite

This jellyfish can be found in almost every seas in the world. It serves as a quality food source for the leatherback sea turtles, and the ocean sunfish (mola-mola) who love to prey on it. Unfortunately, the moon jelly is often mistaken with plastic bags that pollute the oceans, leading to the death of its predators. Even though the moon jelly's poison is very light, repeated contact can lead to allergic reactions. Please do not touch it without gloves.


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