July 20, 2009

Nomura's Jellyfish (PHOTOS)

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Nomura's Jellyfish are a giant sized form of Jellyfish, most commonly seen in Japan. Right now Nomura's Jellyfish are causing major problems for Japanese fishermen, in the many coastal villages that rely on fishing to survive. Packs of these giant creatures come through the Sea of Japan, and get caught in the fishermen's nets, ruining them and preventing fish from getting caught in them.

Nomura's Jellyfish (PHOTOS)

"The massive sea creatures, called Nomura's jellyfish, can grow 6 feet (1.83 meters) in diameter and weigh more than 450 pounds (204 kilos). Scientists think they originate in the Yellow Sea and in Chinese waters. For the third year since 2005, ocean currents are transporting them into the Sea of Japan..."

Nomura's Jellyfish (PHOTOS)

Posted at July 20, 2009 2:44 AM

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