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How do jelly fish get it on?

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How do jelly fish get it on?
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I am not sure if it counts as "getting it on" but jellyfish reproduce in a couple of ways.

Adults release sperm and eggs into the surrounding water, where the (unprotected) eggs are fertilized and mature into new organisms.

But in some species on jelly fish, the sperm swim into the female's mouth fertilizing the eggs within the female's body where they remain during early development stages. In moon jellies for example, the eggs will lodge in pits on the oral arms, which form a temporary brood chamber for the developing larvae.

Have a look at these videos to get a better idea:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHiVA9J_YIM&feature=player_embedded#at=20

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ct9KyLmnu0I

Hope that helps!

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