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Posted by on May 26, 2013 in Australia, Oceania

Video of the Week: Jellyfish Jingle

Jellyfish jingle

Jellyfish aren’t as dangerous as you think. Wait what?

When you think of Jellyfish a few famous scenes come to mind: the scene in Finding Nemo where they bounce off the mushroom-shaped head of the jellyfish without and Dory gets stung and in Friends when Monica is stung and Joey urinates’s on it. Why are these scenes important? Because media has always portrayed jellyfish to be synonymous with danger. But that isn’t 100% true.

While in the Whitsunday Islands I took a tour with Ocean Rafting. We stopped twice to snorkel. All suited up in our sting suits and masks we were ready to explore the underwater wonders. Our instructor dived into the ocean and came out holding a Jellyfish and commenced rubbing it all over his face, neck, and chest not unlike a jellyfish shower. He proceeded to inform us that not all jellyfish are dangerous, in fact, most are harmless, thus the reasoning behind the jellyfish shower. We would see hundreds of jellyfish when we entered the water and to not be afraid because the most dangerous jellyfish are too small to see.

So off I went into the jellyfish filled ocean. Like the good listener I am, I immediately found a jellyfish to poke and bounce on my hand to prove to myself that in fast, jellyfish aren’t all bad. They are actually quite fun. I don’t think I saw too many fish because I was so transfixed with Jellyfish. And I won’t lie – I don’t fully understand jellyfish and how they are “alive”. But that is one for wikipedia to answer.

 

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  1. Not at all. But need careful with them.
    Though you have the good fun with it :)

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