Sep 7, 2006

I Don't Think You're Ready for This Jelly

I didn't believe this shot when I first saw it (though I think the diver has been shrunk for effect). This is a nomura jellyfish, found off the Chinese, Korean, and Japanese coastlines. These bad boys can get to be 450 lbs and are choking fishing lines. This makes me want to strap on my scuba gear and jump in.

No it doesn't. That's false bravado and a lie.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

If you think of what a normal person weighs, then you have to think that the diver has DEFINITELY been shrunk.

Raging Wombat said...

I agree, which is a shame. It's such a good picture!

Anarchaic said...

Then again, Jellyfish are boneless and mostly hollow, placing them among the lightest creatures in the world by volume...