Spanish photographer Jordi Benitez Castells made in Catalonia incredible images that allow us to consider jellyfish in all its glory.
A jellyfish is photographed against the surface off the coast of Spain, in the Mediterranean Sea.
Most of the pictures are made at a depth of about 3 meters.
A Detailed View of the Jellyfish in all Its Glory by Jordi Benitez Castells:
They – some of the oldest inhabitants of our planet, living on the Earth has 500 – 700 million years ago.
Jellyfish seem supernatural creatures, alien beings in many ways due to its strange shapes and colors. Nature has created them according to their own, some incredible drawings: their body resembles an umbrella, or a bell, sometimes the ball.
His name jellyfish was due to similarities with stirring hair-legendary snakes of Medusa from Greek mythology.
There are about 2000 different species of jellyfish . Some live in fresh water, while others are found in the seas and oceans.
As already mentioned, the jellyfish has lived on Earth 500 – 700 million years ago. This is a very long time. For example, the first dinosaurs appeared about 225 million years ago, and the most ancient representatives of the shark existed about 420-450 million years ago …
The structure is also extremely jellyfish: they consist of about 95% water, 3.4% – salt and 1.2% – of the protein. They have no heart, no eyes, no circulatory system, no gills …
Most of the jellyfish is composed of three parts: 1) gelatinous body; 2) tentacles that sting and catch prey; 3) mouth, which absorbs food.
However, jellyfish only retain its shape in water. Remove the jellyfish from the water – and see for yourself how it is that hour seeks to become a flat drop trembling.
The ancient alien beings feed on plankton, fish eggs, tiny crustaceans. Famous tentacles of jellyfish, with a threadlike structure, luring prey, pounding it into his mouth
In spite of the vague sense organs, jellyfish can smell, odors, distinguish light from darkness.
When using special compartments on the sides of its “bells” jellyfish keeps the balance in the water. Swim jellyfish help undercurrents. Against the current jellyfish swims alone, moving the jet way, pushing water from the cavity of his “bell.”
Medusa breathes all over, because it has no lungs and gills, as well as any other organ of respiration. The walls of its gelatinous body is very thin, so the oxygen molecules penetrate freely through the gelatinous “skin” on the internal organs. It turns out that jellyfish breathes the entire surface of your body.
Jellyfish have a variety of sizes. Their diameter “dome” can range from 3 millimeters, the size of a thimble up to 2.5 meters. The most common are the jellyfish the size of a saucer.
They live jellyfish at different depths. some float at the surface, while others are immersed to a depth of 10,000 meters!