Is it possible for jellyfish to be in a lake?
if the lake had once been connected to the ocean it is possible.
Using what you know about osmosis explain what would happen to a jellyfish placed in a freshwater lake?
If a jellyfish was placed in a freshwater lake, the jellyfish would be placed in a hypotonic environment. Osmosis says that water moves from areas of low solute concentration to high concentration, in order to reach a dynamic equilibrium. In other words, due to the fact that the jellyfish was placed in a hypotonic environment, or an area of low solute concentration compared to the jelly fish, its cells would be flooded with the fresh…
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I know they eat zooplankton which are microscopic orgainisms that live in water. I have caught several jellyfish and am feeding them by supplying them with fresh lake water. Freshwater jellyfish typically eat zoo plankton from the water column. Using their nemocysts, they sting prey in the water, stunning it and allowing for easy entry into the animal's body.
They are common in both Brackish and Salt water. I do not know of a freshwater species of jellyfish although it is quite possible there are some from the Amazon Basin. There are freshwater Jelly fish which have evolved in the carribean islands. National Geographic aired a documentary on it recently. Go here for some information on Jellyfish http://www.destination-scuba.com/deadly-jellyfish-sting.html
One of the most commonly kept Jellyfish species is the Upside Down Jelly fish (Cassiopea andromeda). This jellyfish species originated from Philippine water, but can today also be found around Hawaii. The Upside Down Jelly swims upside down since this jellyfish depend on specific algae that it forms a symbiotic relationship with. By swimming with the algae on top, the jellyfish makes it possible for the algae to absorb sunlight and carry out photosynthesis.