sea creatures The Most Amazing Jellyfish in the Ocean  

Katherine Ripley
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List Rules Vote up the coolest jellyfish that have ever jellied around the Earth's oceans.

Jellyfish are incredibly weird animals. They are about 98 percent water, they don't have a heart or a brain, and a lot of them can't even propel themselves. They survive by catching prey with their tentacles and bringing it into their stomach, where they digest it, and distribute nutrients to the rest of their bodies. But what you'll learn from this list is not every jellyfish uses the same survival strategy. Different kinds of jellyfish thrive in different ways.

This list is full of cool jellyfish that have amazing abilities, or might just be captivating to look at. Vote up the most amazing jelly creatures below and think about what their life must be like!
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This Jellyfish That Looks Photoshopped but Isn't at All


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This little guy, discovered in 2016 by a deep-sea explorer, looks more like a Pixar character than anything else. Scientists believe it is an ambush predator—it stretches out all its tentacles in a pinwheel shape and waits for prey to get close enough to clobber.
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The Immortal Jellyfish


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The jellyfish species Turritopsis dohrnii has been named "The Immortal Jellyfish" because it has the ability to reverse its own aging. It can return to a polyp or juvenile state after experiencing trauma or starvation. This jellyfish can then theoretically live forever, as long as no predators get to it first.
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The Darth Vader Jellyfish


The Darth Vader Jellyfish is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Amazing Jellyfish in the Ocean
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Not much is known about this little dude, first discovered in 2010. It's about the size of an acorn, only has four tentacles, and lives in the deep waters off Antarctica. The similarity to Darth Vader's helmet is uncanny. The force must be strong with this one. 
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The Flower Hat Jellyfish


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The trademark of the flower hat jellyfish are its tentacles which retract and stick to its rim when they aren't being used. Its shape and its bright colors make it look like a hat that might fit in perfectly at the Kentucky Derby.