These gelatinous-bodied animals inhabit all the tropical seas of planet Earth. They are one of the oldest organisms in the world and have existed for more than 500 million years.
They are bio-indicators of the health of our oceans. Although they play a role in regulating plankton stocks and providing hydration for migratory predators, their proliferation can result in the disruption of entire ecosystems.
In the AquaViva show of Loro Parque you can take a close look at 9 different species of jellyfish!
Types of jellyfish living in AquaViva
Australian spotted jellyfish
Pacific Sea nettle
Black sea nettle
East Coast Sea nettle
Fried egg jellyfish
Interesting facts about jellyfish
There are bioluminescent jellyfish, i.e., jellyfish that glow in the dark. This is often an indication of their toxicity.
Some fish, such as the horse mackerel, are immune to their venom.
Certain types of jellyfish can have tentacles up to 40 metres long.
They do not have a brain.
Learn more about the jellyfish that live in Loro Parque
How we help jellyfish and marine biodiversity
Through Loro Parque Fundación, financial support is given to projects for the conservation of predatory animals or regulators of jellyfish populations such as turtles, and initiatives to curb climate change are supported by the Government of the Canary Islands.