Most of us are only familiar with the jellyfish that live in the Black Sea, and therefore these creatures appear to us as a piece of jelly drifting aimlessly.

Interesting facts about jellyfish

But such a view is wrong. For example, the sea wasp jellyfish (Chiropsalmus guadrigatus) is capable of reaching speeds of up to 30 meters per minute. This makes it easy to avoid collisions with holidaymakers floating in the sea, for which the latter should be very grateful to her. After all, her touch can cause death, since the poison of this jellyfish instantly paralyzes the heart muscle. But the good news is that the sea wasp most often manages to hide before it is noticed.

Interesting facts about jellyfish

However, you can get burned on any other jellyfish. This is unpleasant, but in most cases it is not dangerous and does not cause harm to health. Burning or itching disappears after a while (from 2-3 hours to 2 days), and no scars or scars remain.

Interesting facts about jellyfish

There are also more dangerous "jellies" living, as a rule, in tropical seas. These include the jellyfish Chironex fleckeri. Smaller than a soccer ball, it has 3-meter tentacles. Touching them is deadly for a person: the poison that penetrates the body paralyzes the muscles and stops the heart. Death occurs within minutes.

Interestingly, among the Chinese, Japanese and Koreans, some jellyfish (especially the edible Ropilema, which looks very similar to the Black Sea Cornerot) are considered a delicacy.

Interesting facts about jellyfish

In China, this dish is called "crystal meat". Jellyfish are eaten boiled, seasoned with pepper, cinnamon and nutmeg, they are salted and added to various salads. Chinese nutritionists believe that they are useful because they contain many vitamins. The passion for dishes from jellyfish is great, that up to 70,000 tons of ropilema are caught off the coast of South China per year.