No, jellyfish cannot eat humans. Most jellyfish species are not capable of consuming or digesting large organisms, such as humans. While some species of jellyfish possess stinging cells that can cause discomfort or injury to humans, they do not have the physical structures or feeding mechanisms to consume humans as prey.
Jellyfish primarily feed on small planktonic organisms, fish larvae, and other marine invertebrates. They use their stinging tentacles to capture and immobilize their prey before bringing it toward their mouth for ingestion. Humans are much larger compared to the typical prey of jellyfish, and their bodies are not suited for consumption.
However, it’s important to note that certain species of jellyfish, such as the box jellyfish (Chironex fleckeri) and the Irukandji jellyfish (Carukia Barnes), have potent venomous stings that can be harmful to humans. It’s advisable to exercise caution and follow safety guidelines when swimming or diving in areas where jellyfish are known to be present to avoid potential stings.