The 200kg Noruma’s Jellyfish

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Growing up to 2 m (6.6 ft) in diameter and weighing up to 200 kg (440 lb), Nomura’s Jellyfish reside primarily in the waters between China and Japan, primarily centralized in the Yellow Sea and East China Sea.

Like other species of jellyfish, population blooms appear to be increasing. Possible reasons for the population increase in Nomura’s Jellyfish include climate change, overfishing, and coastal modification adding substrate for asexually producing polyps.

In 2009, a 10-tonne fishing trawler, the Diasan Shinsho-maru, capsized off Chiba on Tokyo Bay as its three-man crew tried to haul in a net containing dozens of Nomura’s Jellyfish; the three were rescued by another trawler.

Yes, you read that correctly. A trawler was actually capsized trying to drag a net with these in it. Jellyfish 1. Humans 0.

Photo via The Earth Story on Facebook.

Quoted text via Wikipedia.

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I design video games for a living, write fiction, political theory and poetry for personal amusement, and train regularly in Western European 16th century swordwork. On frequent occasion I have been known to hunt for and explore abandoned graveyards, train tunnels and other interesting places wherever I may find them, but there is absolutely no truth to the rumor that I am preparing to set off a zombie apocalypse. Nothing that will stand up in court, at least. I use paranthesis with distressing frequency, have a deep passion for history, anthropology and sociological theory, and really, really, really hate mayonnaise. But I wash my hands after the writing. Promise.

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