Nov 25, 2007

Return to the Coast

Pink Tentacle is reporting on the annual return of the giant Nomura jellyfish to the coastline of Japan's Fukui prefecture.

These beasts can get up to 6 - 7 feet in diameter, and reach a weight of 440 lbs. Scuba divers and purveyors of oddities (like myself) love these creatures, but the fishermen do not. The jellies are so large that they destroy fishing nets and lines.

Thanks for the link, Mer.




7 comments:

Nebulous Grey said...

That's unbelievable.
WOW!

bug_girl said...

Totally Awesome!!!

Jade said...

That is one of the most amazing photos I've ever seen. Kudos!! :D

TeratoMarty said...

Lately, I've been reading a lot of comic books with Lovecraftian monsters illustrated therein- BPRD, Wormwood, et cetera. I was wondering how the artists came up with their crazy monsters. Wonder no more.

Arachnophile said...

I've always found jelly fish to be mesmerizing to watch. I imagine I'd be comatose after watching one of these babies. ;)

Anonymous said...

Poisonous???

Shay said...

i have a better question. face? eyes? mouth? excrement excretor?