Spotted by a family out for a beach stroll in Tasmania:
Lisa-ann Gershwin, a CSIRO biologist, had been hearing stories of the jellyfish, likely a new species of lion’s mane jellyfish, for years, but had never seen proof of their impressive bulk. “It boggles the mind. I mean, it’s so big,” she told The Sydney Morning Herald. “I knew that the species gets fairly large, but I didn’t know that it gets that large. It was really a surprise to me when they forwarded the photo to me.”
Note: The jelly photo at top left is a different species from the beached giant. Same idea though.
And remember, 95% of the ocean is … unexplored. Never mind outer space. Think under space.
Also, Jelly frite (From our Fri Nite Frite series = Nature is scarier than spooks because it doesn’t depend on our imagination.)