Australian Spotted Jellyfish by Susan H. Gray

By Susan H. Gray

Swarms of the dinner-plate-size invasive Australian noticed Jellyfish were suggested from East Texas to Florida within the Gulf of Mexico and alongside the Atlantic coastlines of Florida and South Carolina. those creatures current a massive risk to the shrimp fishery. Readers may be brought to the strategies of invasive species and challenged to imagine significantly concerning the reason, influence, and keep watch over of harmful creatures.

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AS I A AS I A U RO P E E U ROEPE INDIA PA CI FI PACCI FI C O CE AONCE A N INDIA Mediterranean Mediterranean Sea Sea A PHILIPPINES PHILIPPINES THAILAND THAILAND IND I AN I NDOC I ANEAN OCEAN AUSTRALIA AUSTRALIA AU A U S TR A SL ITR A ALIA Native range Native of the range Australian of the Australian spotted jellyfish spotted jellyfish IntroducedIntroduced range of the range Australian of the Australian spotted jellyfish spotted jellyfish 21St Century SkillS library a n i M a l i n va d e r S A u s t r A l i A n s p o t t e d j e l ly f i s h glossAry algae (AL-jee) simple aquatic organisms that are similar to plants, but have no true root system anemones (uh-NEM-uh-neez) ocean animals with column-shaped bodies and many tentacles around their mouths ballast (BAL-uhst) heavy material that helps make a vehicle stable cnidarians (nye-DEHR-ee-unz) round, soft-bodied aquatic animals with stinging cells fouled (FOWLD) dirty or clogged invasive (in-VAY-siv) having moved into a new area and taken over larva (LAR-vuh) the very young, undeveloped form of certain animals such as insects, fish, and sea jellies; the plural of this word is larvae medusa (meh-DOO-suh) the swimming, umbrella-shaped form of some cnidarians; the plural of this word is medusae mucus (MYOO-kuhss) thick, slimy material that is produced by the bodies of some animals organisms (OR-guh-niz-uhmz) living things polyp (PAH-lip) the non-swimming, stalk-like body form of cnidarians prey (PRAY) animals that are hunted and eaten by other animals species (SPEE-sheez) a particular type of plant or animal symbiotic (sim-bee-AH-tik) describing a relationship in which two different species live closely together zooplankton (ZO-plank-tuhn) very small aquatic animals that depend on water movements to carry them about find out more BOOkS Cheshire, Gerard.

21St Century SkillS library a n i M a l i n va d e r S A u s t r A l i A n s p o t t e d j e l ly f i s h index algae, 9, 14, 21 hulls, 15, 16 ballast water, 14, 16, 25 bell, 7, 9 Brahman cattle, 10 invasive species, 10, 14, 16, 25 cnidarians, 6–7 colors, 7, 9 coral reefs, 6 medusae, 7, 8, 14, 16, 23 mouth, 7–8 mucus, 21 muscle system, 8–9 damage, 10, 19–21 digestive system, 7–8 DockWatch, 25, 26 egg cells, 7 fishing, 19–20 food, 4–5, 8, 9, 20, 21 fouling, 16 Gulf of Mexico, 11, 13, 19, 21, 23–24 larvae, 7, 8, 20 native areas, 11, 14, 28–29 native species, 10, 23 non-native species, 10 poison, 5, 10, 14, 21, 23 polyps, 7, 14, 15, 16, 23 prey, 9–10 sea anemones, 6 sea jellies, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 18 ships, 7, 14, 15–16, 19–20, 25 sightings, 11, 12–13, 25 sizes, 7, 19–20, 21 stinging cells, 4–5, 6, 9–10, 18, 26 swarms, 19 swimming, 7–8, 9, 23 symbiotic relationships, 9, 21 tentacles, 7 travel, 14–16, 24, 26 weight, 19–20 zooplankton, 8, 15–16, 20, 21 About the Author Susan H.

Html Read a story about the 2007 jellyfish invasion of the Gulf of Mexico. htm See photos and get information about the Australian spotted jellyfish from the Smithsonian Marine Station in Florida. 21St Century SkillS library a n i M a l i n va d e r S A u s t r A l i A n s p o t t e d j e l ly f i s h index algae, 9, 14, 21 hulls, 15, 16 ballast water, 14, 16, 25 bell, 7, 9 Brahman cattle, 10 invasive species, 10, 14, 16, 25 cnidarians, 6–7 colors, 7, 9 coral reefs, 6 medusae, 7, 8, 14, 16, 23 mouth, 7–8 mucus, 21 muscle system, 8–9 damage, 10, 19–21 digestive system, 7–8 DockWatch, 25, 26 egg cells, 7 fishing, 19–20 food, 4–5, 8, 9, 20, 21 fouling, 16 Gulf of Mexico, 11, 13, 19, 21, 23–24 larvae, 7, 8, 20 native areas, 11, 14, 28–29 native species, 10, 23 non-native species, 10 poison, 5, 10, 14, 21, 23 polyps, 7, 14, 15, 16, 23 prey, 9–10 sea anemones, 6 sea jellies, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 18 ships, 7, 14, 15–16, 19–20, 25 sightings, 11, 12–13, 25 sizes, 7, 19–20, 21 stinging cells, 4–5, 6, 9–10, 18, 26 swarms, 19 swimming, 7–8, 9, 23 symbiotic relationships, 9, 21 tentacles, 7 travel, 14–16, 24, 26 weight, 19–20 zooplankton, 8, 15–16, 20, 21 About the Author Susan H.

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