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Copy of Peach Blossom Jellyfish

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Jenny Nguyen

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Transcript of Copy of Peach Blossom Jellyfish

Peach Blossom Jellyfish
Peach Blossom Jellyfish
Class: Hydrozoa
Orginiated in the Chinese waters
Was added into the endangered species list in 1938
Not many are alive due to water pollution
Habitat
They live in the freshwater reservoirs, lakes, gravel pits, and quarries in China.
Jellyfish
Biome
: Ocean
Can't
tolerate
water
temperature
under 95 degress farhenhiet
Niche
Preys
:
zooplankton,
daphnia, and copepods
Natural
predators
: tuna, swordfish, moonfish, triggerfish, and leatherback turtles.
It's a
consumer
It helps regulate the plankton population in the
food chain
Reproduces asexually and sexually
9 was found in China and 2 held in Britain and Japan
Threats

How can we help?

Craspedacusta sowerbyi

It's hard for them to adapt to the
climate
changes
They can be easily killed by water
pollutants
, which drops their
population
dramatically
Protect these delicate animals from
Prevent water pollution because the chemical can hurt to fragile creatures
Jenny Nguyen

Interesting Facts

discovered in the Huron River
long tentacle gives balance
short tentacle is for feeding
total of tentacles average about 50 to 500
not dangerous to humans because its small nematocyst will not enter the human's skin
lives in
standing-water ecosystems
Resources
http://nas.er.usgs.gov/queries/factsheet.aspx?SpeciesID=1068
http://cavingnews.com/20110909-rare-peach-blossom-jellyfish-discovered-in-chinese-cave
http://www.angelfire.com/cavazos95/css1/
http://www.china.org.cn/china/sci_tech/2008-07/31/content_16109009.htm
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