Weird and Wonderful

Moon Jellies
Scientific name: Aurelia aurita

Average lifespan
Up to 25 years
Size
25 to 40 cm
Distribution
Atlantic Ocean, Pacific Ocean, Indian Ocean
Did you know?

  • A group of jellies is called a smack!
  • Although some jellies produce a sting that may be fatal, the sting of a Moon jellies is extremely mild and it not considered dangerous to humans.
  • Moon jellies are 95% water!
  • Thousands of animals die annually from mistakenly swallowing drifting plastic bags, which resemble the jellyfish.
Average lifespan
Up to 25 years
Size
25 to 40 cm
Distribution
Atlantic Ocean, Pacific Ocean, Indian Ocean
Did you know?

  • A group of jellies is called a smack!
  • Although some jellies produce a sting that may be fatal, the sting of a Moon jellies is extremely mild and it not considered dangerous to humans.
  • Moon jellies are 95% water!
  • Thousands of animals die annually from mistakenly swallowing drifting plastic bags, which resemble the jellyfish.

Pinecone Fish
Scientific name: Monocentris japonica

Average lifespan
Up to 10 years
Size
Up to 12 cm
Distribution
Indo-West Pacific Ocean
Did you know?

  • All Pinecone fish have phosphorescence organs at either side of the lower jaw that can turn off and on by movement of the jaw. These bioluminescent organs attract plankton at night
Average lifespan
Up to 10 years
Size
Up to 12 cm
Distribution
Indo-West Pacific Ocean
Did you know?

  • All Pinecone fish have phosphorescence organs at either side of the lower jaw that can turn off and on by movement of the jaw. These bioluminescent organs attract plankton at night