Jellyfish t-shirt bundle – large size
Celebrate the FSC’s new fold-out guide to jellyfish and allies with this limited edition large t-shirt and Jellyfish identification guide.
The fair trade organic cotton t-shirt features the Blue Jellyfish art by Chris Shields from the new Jellyfish guide.
FSC Jellyfish guide features 28 jellyfish and allied species of the British and Irish coast: jellyfish, hydroids, soft corals, sea pens, sea fans and sea anemones. Also includes a gallery of the commonest jellyfish washed up on the shore.
Jellyfish themselves have an easily recognised body shape, consisting of an umbrella-like bell and stinging tentacles. These animals are weak swimmers, mostly drifting with the current. By contrast, sea anemones tend to stay in one place, attaching themselves to the rock with a basal sucker. Their bodies are soft but tough, with tentacles for catching prey. You should be able to find the Beadlet Anemone on many rocky shores, by searching in rockpools and moist crevices. Another group, the hydroids, are small and delicate, and include the beautiful free-swimming By-the-wind Sailor and the Portuguese Man o’War. Finally, soft corals, sea pens and sea pens are colonial animals, often growing fixed to submerged rocks. In tropical waters, their bodies form the basis of coral reefs.