Saturday, January 21, 2006

Giant Jellyfish

How cool is this:   Giant Jellyfish Invade Japan

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"Since last summer, Japanese waters have been inundated with the massive sea creatures, which can grow 6.5 feet (2 meters) wide and weigh up to 450 pounds (220 kilograms).

Though the jellyfish are more common in Chinese and Korean waters, their numbers have grown a hundredfold in some areas off Japan, causing a crisis in the local fishing industry."



Source:
Giant Jellyfish Invade Japan
Blake de Pastino 
National Geographic Society, January 19, 2006     http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2006/01/0119_060119_jellyfish.html

 

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That shit looks like it could sting the shit out of you.I surf all over California.So don't show them the way to Cali.

Posted by: Jeff | Jun 26, 2007 2:18:31 PM

WOW! Such beauty that was captured in this photo....I didn't realize jellyfish grew to that size....

Posted by: annette | Jun 26, 2007 4:51:03 PM

Beauty? They weight 100 pound and 6 feet high. They rip fishermen's nets and threaten fishing industry in Japan. Think twice before you say "wow, Such beauty"...

Look up why they thrive.

Posted by: Jasmine | Apr 28, 2008 2:40:12 PM

i do enjoy jellyfish....mmmm. tasty

Posted by: weston | May 7, 2008 11:57:15 AM

woooow... that's scary... the ocean is a scary place. can you imagine tryna live in the middle of the ocean??? i'd pee my pants! lol

Posted by: beca | May 22, 2008 3:27:31 PM

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