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Visitor questions about jellyfish

How do jellyfish reproduce?
There are so many different kinds of jellyfish that it is hard to describe all the variations of reproduction. Typically, male and female gametes will come together (either in the water or inside the female jellyfish), then that will grow into a small larva called a planula. Depending on the type of jellyfish, this can either develop into a tiny jellyfish, or it can settle on the bottom to form a polyp -- basically a stalk that can divide off little medusae asexually.
For more information about reproduction look at the life cycle diagram at this link, but keep in mind that this does not apply to all the different kinds of jellies.

Other related projects around the world

General : The Scyphozoan WIki
Debris and Plastic : The Marine Debris Page
Hawaii : 808jellyfish
Box jellyfish Calendar
Western Mediterranean : Projecte MedusaIdentification Guide
Mediterranean : CIESM (includes ID card)
Mediterranean : PERSEUS
French Mediterranean : ACRI (includes map for reports)
French Mediterranean : Côte d'Azur (esp. Pelagia)
Malta, Mediterranean : Spot the Jellyfish (activities and sightings)
Israel : Meduzot
Israel (also in Arabic) : CIESM JellywatchIdentification Poster
Eastern Pacific + California : Jellies Zone
Gulf of Mexico : DockWatch
Chesapeake Bay : Sea Nettles
Irish Sea : ECOjel project and Jellyfish ID Card
British Isles : Marine Conservation SocietyID guide
South Africa : SA Jellywatch
South America : Ctenophores
Colombia : Proyecto Medusas and their Facebook Page
Black Sea and Turkey : Black Sea
Australia : Queensland Marine Stinger Advisory Committee
Port Phillip - Jellies
Australian Museum - Cnidarians
BeachCombers Field Guide

Other sites of interest

(This includes commercial sites, with whom we have no affiliation.)

Jellyfish Aquaculture Tips : Jellyfish Aquarist
Jellyfish for Sale : PB'n'Jellies
Jellyfish for Sale : Exotic Aquaculture
Jellyfish Aquariums : Jellyfish Art
Jellyfish Aquariums : Cubic Aquariums
Jellyfish Jewelry : Misc. Etsy galleries

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