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.
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.