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Japanese fish trawler sunk by giant jellyfish

By T.K. Randall
November 3, 2009 · Comment icon 22 comments



Image Credit: Ole Kils
A 10-ton fishing boat capsized off the coast of Japan after the crew attempted to haul a net filled with giant jellyfish on board. The area has been inundated with monster jellyfish weighing up to 200kg and measuring up to 2m in length.
A 10-ton fishing boat has been sunk by gigantic jellyfish off eastern Japan. The trawler, the Diasan Shinsho-maru, capsized off Chiba`as its three-man crew was trying to haul in a net containing dozens of huge Nomura's jellyfish.


Source: Telegraph | Comments (22)


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #13 Posted by brlesq1 13 years ago
Capsized because of giant jellyfish? That'll ruin your day.
Comment icon #14 Posted by Orcseeker 13 years ago
onya jellyfish
Comment icon #15 Posted by MeteoricErod 13 years ago
the thought of processed jellyfish patties makes me want to hurl... thanks for that appetizing thought, silver Hmm...sounds appetizing to me. McDonalds makes everything taste better!! Mmmm.... :lol:
Comment icon #16 Posted by Mistydawn 13 years ago
Hmm...sounds appetizing to me. McDonalds makes everything taste better!! Mmmm.... I wonder what their vegetarian option to a mc jelly would be??
Comment icon #17 Posted by village_idiot 13 years ago
Lolz...Glad those sailors are okay but it is kinda funny to hear.
Comment icon #18 Posted by MeteoricErod 13 years ago
I wonder what their vegetarian option to a mc jelly would be?? McJellies made of Soy would probably be the alternative.
Comment icon #19 Posted by Mistydawn 13 years ago
McJellies made of Soy would probably be the alternative. Soy flavoured Jelly fish from Mc D's, ( ) and I am just about to eat....
Comment icon #20 Posted by kurethmu 13 years ago
The article does not say they were pulling them in as food, so I'm thinking they caught them accidentally and were trying to get rid of them. Good thing no one fell into the area with the net full of jellyfish. Really a 10 ton boat is not terribly big anyway. That guy would've been in a world of hurt!
Comment icon #21 Posted by meankitty 13 years ago
Jellyfish sushi, anyone?
Comment icon #22 Posted by WiCkEdWENDIGO 13 years ago
I wonder if they can be kept as pets....a large swimming pool perhaps i want one!


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