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jel·ly·fish

(jel'ē-fish),
Marine coelenterates (class Hydrozoa) including some poisonous species, notably Physalia, the Portuguese man-of-war; toxin is injected into the skin by nematocysts on the tentacles, causing linear wheals.
Synonym(s): jelly (2)

jellyfish

(jĕl′ē-fĭsh′)
n. pl. jellyfish or jelly·fishes
a. Any of numerous usually free-swimming marine cnidarians of the class Scyphozoa, characteristically having a gelatinous, tentacled, often bell-shaped medusa stage as the dominant phase of its life cycle. Also called true jellyfish.
b. Any of various similar or related cnidarians.

jel·ly·fish

(jel'ē-fish)
Marine coelenterates, including some poisonous species; toxin is injected into the skin by nematocysts on the tentacles, causing linear wheals.

jellyfish

  1. any large medusa of the class Scyphozoa.
  2. the medusoid stages of any coelenterate.

jellyfish

members of the class of aquatic animals the Scyphozoa, the true jellyfishes, in the phylum Cnidaria. All possess cnidia or stings and are capable of causing stings to animals.
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Apart from Humboldt penguins and Caiman crocodiles, the animals featured here include piranhas, giant spider crabs, small claw otters, sea jellies and clown fish.
Featuring more than 12,500 ocean animals representing nearly 1,000 species, the aquarium offers 19 major habitats and 32 focus exhibits, including the Shark Lagoon, Lorikeet Forest and Sea Jellies.
You'll see the sea turtles playing with the sea jellies which isn't something they would normally do - they would eat the jellies.