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UK divers encounter gigantic, rare jellyfish

By T.K. Randall
July 17, 2019 · Comment icon 6 comments

The huge animal was certainly impressive. Image Credit: Facebook / Lizzie Daly / Dan Abbott
Two divers exploring the waters off the coast of Cornwall, England came across something rather spectacular.
The enormous gelatinous sea creature was encountered on Saturday by biologist Lizzie Daly and underwater cinematographer Dan Abbott during a week-long celebration of Britain's wildlife.

Thought to be a barrel jellyfish, the huge animal was filmed gliding silently through the depths. The species is not harmful to humans and is the largest jellyfish found off the coast of the UK.

Daly described the experience of swimming alongside it as "humbling."

"I went to have a closer look, only to be surprised by how enormous it was," she said.

The pair swam alongside the jellyfish for about an hour before it disappeared off into the gloom.



Source: Live Science | Comments (6)




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Comment icon #1 Posted by Stiff 5 years ago
Wow, that's amazing!
Comment icon #2 Posted by AllPossible 5 years ago
"The species is not harmful to humans" Well in that case lets go pet him
Comment icon #3 Posted by cathya 5 years ago
Wow..that's kind of pretty. Love to see one myself.
Comment icon #4 Posted by cathya 5 years ago
Wow..that's kind of pretty. Love to see one myself.
Comment icon #5 Posted by Katniss 5 years ago
That is absolutely incredible and beautiful.  
Comment icon #6 Posted by MrBene 5 years ago
Now I have doubts about this Jellyfish. I know most jellyfish can live up to 15-18 months with luck and others in case there are no depredators can live up to 20 years. I wonder how long these specie live. I am pretty sure it has been feeding for a while without being disturbed.


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