Monday, July 20, 2009
Seems like Japan is a "hive" of activity when it comes to underwater life (what a terrible mixed metaphor but you get our drift! Haha – "drift" – just some juvenile humour at work here). This story, however, isn't funny. Although the photo is remarkably beautiful, CNN.com tells us in its "Japanese Fishermen Brace for Giant Jellyfish" article that, "Giant jellyfish descend on the Sea of Japan, causing untold devastation to coastal villages and leaving a trail of destruction and human misery behind." The species is called Nomura's Jellyfish and it can grow 1.83 metres (6 feet) in diameter and weighs 204 kilos (450 pounds). They swim in shoals and can rip fishing nets apart. We wouldn't want those stingers wrapping us up any time soon.