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Thousands of monster jellyfish invade Japanese coastline

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Posted By Magikman on Saturday, November 30 2002

Subject: Thousands of monster jellyfish invade Japanese coastline

A DIVER takes a look at one of the thousands of monster jellyfish which have invaded a stretch of coastline.

The huge creatures are 3ft wide, 15ft long and weigh up to 23st.

Fishermen’s catches have been halved by the biggest plague of the molophus nomurai for 44 years off Echizen, Japan.

The poison from the species’ tentacles discolours and sickens fish but is not lethal to humans.

Fishermen reported thousands of the giant jellyfish trapped in their nets.

Biologist Toru Yasuda said: “We don’t know what caused this, but it may be warm water temperatures.”

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My god - thats Huge! I was expecting to see a large but ethereal looking jellyfish, not something that looks like a swimming boulder with tentacles!!

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That really is one enormous beast, I'd hate to be that diver in the water with one of those things swimming around me. :s4

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:s4 Reminds me of that bit in Sphere when all those jelly fish are around

ewwwww

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Wow that is huge . Makes you wonder why the population has increased :roll: What could possibly be big enough to keep a species of jelly fish that size under control .Hmmmmmmmmmm .......perhaps whales :s6

and they think it's the temperature of the water .Some how I don't think so :s3

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:s4 WOW! Those are monsters. And to think there are 1000's of them :s4

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I've seen bigger. But still, to think that there were thousands... Wish I was there to see it.

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As i put before, I think that the Japanese are getting ready for xmas and need all the food they can get in large quantities, fast. biggrin.giftongue.gif

But other than that, they're BIG

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