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Describes the actual features, conduct, and usual setting of many species of jellyfish, via easy textual content and images.

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When an animal eats a jellyfish it stays healthy and strong. When an animal eats plastic it gets weaker and weaker and eventually dies. Page null17 Thimble jellyfish Page null18 Upside-down jellyfish Page null19 Some jellyfish lie on the shallow bottom in clear, warm seas and grow their own food. These are called upside-down jellyfish. Once they have eaten small bits of algae, just once, they can grow more inside their bodies by sitting in the sun. They are their own greenhouses and grocery stores all wrapped up in one.

George Printed in the United States of Amerca All rights reserved 5 4 3 2 1 Page null03 Jellies The Life of Jellyfish TWIG C. GEORGE THE MILLBROOK PRESSBROOKFIELD, CONNECTICUT Page null04 If you were a jellyfish you would have two choices — to go up or to go down. That's it. Two. You would not have a brain, so you could not decide what to have for breakfast or where to go for lunch. Page null05 A tiny, hydromedusan jellyfish Page null06 Mangrove jellyfish Page null07 The ocean currents would carry you along from place to place.

To my daughters, Rebecca and Caity Pittenger, who are finding their own way with intelligence and care. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS Once again, I thank the remarkable staff of the National Aquarium in Baltimore for their help and inspiration. Published by the Millbrook Press, Inc. com Cover photograph courtesy of © Tim Calver Photography Photographs courtesy of Animals, Animals: pp. F. ), 13 (© Steven David Miller); © Tim Calver Photography: pp. com pp. 25; George Grall, © National Aquarium in Baltimore, used by permission: pp.

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