See a Sea Turtle Devour a Jellyfish Like Spaghetti | National Geographic

See a Sea Turtle Devour a Jellyfish Like Spaghetti | National Geographic

A marine biologist captured footage of a green sea turtle enjoying a stinging meal – a jellyfish.
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Jellyfish paralyze prey using neurotoxins in their tentacles, but the turtle does not seem to be affected. It closes its eyes and uses its flipper as a shield from the jellyfish’s stinging tentacles. Green sea turtles are endangered. Their main threat is overexploitation of eggs from the beaches they are laid on. Green sea turtles are predominately herbivorous, but juveniles have been known to feed on jellyfish.

Click here to read more about the sea turtle and the jellyfish.

See a Sea Turtle Devour a Jellyfish Like Spaghetti | National Geographic

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20 Responses

  1. Droopy eyed Mofo says:

    Very fucking violent

  2. minerbart says:

    Thats so cool! And why not post some longer videos?

  3. The Abyss says:

    Can easily see how the turtles would mistake a plastic bag for a jellyfish the tentacles look so similar to a shredded plastic bag.

  4. heatmopwho says:

    Why do I feel so bad for da jelly fish

  5. Justin Regef says:

    National geographic eat spaghetti strangely

  6. Karin Kaith says:

    Num num num num

  7. Escarabajo1990 says:

    Eminem likes this

  8. Leads The Fallen says:

    Not going to lie. It does look pretty tasty lol

  9. Darque Ronin says:

    The turtle is obviously getting stung, and reacting to it. Reminded me of my dog eating a bee hive. My dog was getting stung, but wouldn’t stop eating the bee hive; as the rewards (honey) were outweighing the pain at the time.

  10. blobstermob says:

    what are the fish? Do they use the jellyfish for protection? What will they do whe the jellyfish dies do they go in search of a new one? SO MANY UNANSWERED QUESTION ABOUT THE FISH AND NOT THE ACTUAL VIDEO!!!

  11. Lenner Witron says:


  12. Jose Ramirez says:

    You can’t trick me! that Jelllyfish was clearly a paid actor!

  13. The Zee Group says:


  14. rudra narayan mukherjee says:

    Humans should leave this planet as early as possible. They are causing much destruction to the natural ecosystem. Humans are designed to colonise the universe, not destroy the innocent lives on earth.

  15. amy jenkins says:

    ”Video will play after add” = greedy jew.

  16. candidfellow says:

    fuck national geographic for playing that needlessly long 15 seconds shit at the end of every single one of their videos, wasting my data

  17. Belt Holder says:

    Put that Jelly in my BELLY!!!!

  18. TheKillakick says:

    Just so everyone knows, the jellyfish was eaten alive.

    but post a video of cooking a lobster and humans are savage monsters πŸ™‚

  19. MR. IDONOTCARE says:

    Now he just needs to find a peanut butter fish.

  20. This Little Critic says:

    Darn you Finding Nemo! All this time it was the turtles that were the bad guys, not the jelly fish!

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