The mysterious oddities of jellyfish

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  1. Pacific sea nettle jellyfish drift in the water. The sight is so enchanting, visitors may forget about their deadly venom. Picture: Yomiuri Shimbun
  2. Spotted jellyfish are brownish and semitransparent. Picture: Yomiuri Shimbun
  3. Aquariums specializing in jellyfish sell custard buns and jelly desserts themed on the umbrella-shaped creatures; jellyfish have no taste, but their gummy elastic texture is delightful. Picture: Yomiuri Shimbun
  4. Aurelia jellyfish rise in the water at Enoshima Aquarium. Picture: Yomiuri Shimbun
  5. Blue jellyfish are sold at pet shops for ornamental purposes; blue jellyfish actually comes in various colors such as blue, brown and white _ hence its other nickname, color jellyfish. Picture: Yomiuri Shimbun

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