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Southern Region English Worksheet 1 Name: ____________________ Class/Sec: IV_____ Date: _____________
Comprehension Giant Jellyfish Invasion By: Ruth A. Musgrave Are aliens attacking the Sea of Japan? Not exactly. But these gigantic blobs are unwelcome visitors from another place called Nomura's jellyfish, the wiggly, pinkish giants can weigh up to 450 pounds (204 kilograms) - as heavy as a male lion - and they're swarming by the millions. The super size sea creatures - normally found off the coasts of China and North and South Korea but it occasionally drift east into the Sea of Japan to feed on tiny organisms called plankton. But now one hundred times the usual number of jellyfish is invading Japanese waters. Local fishermen are feeling as if they are under siege. The fishermen's nets are getting weighed down, or even broken, by hundreds of Nomura's. The jelly fishes crush, and make the water slimy, and poison valuable fish in the nets, such as the tuna and salmon that the fishermen rely on to make a living. No one knows for sure what's causing this jellyfish traffic jam. It's possible that oceans heated by global warming are creating the perfect jellyfish breeding ground. Another theory is that over fishing has decreased the numbers of some fish, which may allow the jelly fishes to chow down without competition for food. For now, all the fishermen can do is design special nets to try to keep the jelly fishes out. Some of them hope to turn the catastrophe into cash by selling jellyfish snacks. Peanut butter and jellyfish, anyone? Fast Facts *Baby Nomura's jellyfish change from the size of a grain of rice to the size of a washing machine in six months or less. *Jellyfish are 95% water. *Jellyfish aren't actually fish; they're invertebrates - animals without backbones. Q) Read the story. Use the information in the story to answer the questions below. 1. The Nomura jellyfish can weigh up to 450 pounds, which is as heavy as a A. Zebra B. Motor boat...

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