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Holy Nomura’s Jellyfish Sponge Bob!
December 10, 2005|Blatherings

Holy Nomura’s Jellyfish Sponge Bob!

Yikes! Not what I want swimming next to me...You have got to be kidding me! These things are bobbin’ around Japan right now! They say it weighs in at 400lbs!

Here’s the full article. Apparently, this is actually a big problem right now. Enormous smacks have invaded the local waters and are messing with the fishing industry hard core. They are planning a jellyfish summit and have instituted jellyfish countermeasures. Okay… that sounds really goofy. As a matter of fact, how could you even bring that up with a straight face? I don’t think I could take a Jellyfish Summit seriously. Maybe if my lively hood depended…. nah. Not even then. Sorry.

Check out some of the photos here too...

They are called Echizen kurage, or Nomura’s jellyfish. They are the biggest creatures of their kind spanning almost 6ft. That’s huge. I thought the goony little ones in Florida where big at like, 8 inches.

Remind me not to go scuba diving in Japan the next time I’m there.



  • RadRoj
    December 10, 2005 at 12:13 pm

    That is a monster! I wouldn’t want to run into that thing, but it looks a lot easier to see than the ones we ran into. By the way, your link to the full article ain’t workin’. 😉

  • December 10, 2005 at 6:27 pm

    They are working now. Check out the second link too, there is a shot of net with an arse load of them in it…


  • RadRoj
    December 11, 2005 at 12:54 pm

    Man those things are just plain scarey! I’d really hate to run into those one day. 🙁

  • flitcraft
    January 21, 2006 at 6:45 pm

    Here is a direct link to more photos of this giant “jellyfish”


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