A jellyfish jiggles like gelatin, and some just look like small, clear blobs.
But others are bigger and more colorful with a bunch of tentacles that hang down underneath them, kind of like an octopus.
Beware those tentacles!
Usually, jellyfish stings will hurt, but are not emergencies.
Can you touch a jellyfish?
The long tentacles of the jellyfish are what produce the sting. You can touch the top of the jellyfish without being hurt. A jellyfish takes food in through its mouth which is located on the underside of its bell.
Can Jellyfish feel pain?
Although a jellyfish can kill a small aquatic animal, its sting is not usually fatal to humans. It tends to cause pain, skin rashes, fever and muscle cramps.
What does it feel like to be stung by a jellyfish?
Symptoms include an intense, stinging pain, itching, rash, and raised welts. The progressive effects of a jellyfish sting may include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, lymph node swelling, abdominal pain, numbness/tingling, and muscle spasms. Severe reactions can cause difficulty breathing, coma, and death.
What does a jellyfish look like?
Some jellyfish are clear, but others are vibrant colours of pink, yellow, blue and purple. They can be bioluminescent, too, which means they produce their own light! Jellyfish have no brain, heart, bones or eyes. They are made up of a smooth, bag-like body and tentacles armed with tiny, stinging cells.