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The jellyfishes and plastic

The jellyfishes and plastic

It easy to be enchanted by the beauty and elegance of these animals that move sinuosly, being carried by the currents, in these two oblo tanks. 

The jellufishes feed mainly on eggs, larve of fish and crustaceans causing, in case of demographic explotion, the presence of large quantities on beaches or in fishermen's nets. 



Constituted for 90% of water, these specimens are nothing more than the sexual phase of a sessile animal called "polyp". 
The jellyfish are part of the cnidarians because they catch the food thanks to the stinging cells (cnidocystis) placed on the tentacles. Being planktonic animals, they are transported by the currents exactly like the plastic waste, with which they can be confused.

Every year a lot of sea turtles run into this mistake! We need more conscious management of these materials. This tub really wants to highlight and sensitize the public wide on this issue that aquariums all over the world are denounding and fighting by any means.

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