Seeing past the jellyfish sting

Much-maligned jellies offer plenty of good to their ocean ecosystems

FREE FLOAT  The clear bell of a gelatinous hydrozoan is a floating home for a jelly-rider called a hyperiid amphipod. As homes to some creatures, dinner to others and more, jellyfish are an integral part of the oceans. 

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