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Creatures of the Deep Sea: Japanese Sea Nettles

These sea creatures are 15 feet of stinging, tangling strings. Magnificent hunters with no brain or heart.

Amazing Facts: 

  • Pain caused by the sting of a west coast sea nettle is similar in intensity to that of a bee sting. It does not have serious effects except in those individuals who are sensitive to the toxin.
  • West coast sea nettles have a symbiotic relationship with juvenile cancer crabs that hide in the inside surface of the jellies’ bells. It is believed that the tattered appearance of some jellies is caused by the crabs nibbling on the jelly. (Aquarium of the Pacific)

See the Japanese or West Coast Sea Nettles on the Aquarium of the Pacific Live Cam. Explore more deep sea creatures in the Shark Lagoon!