“The Lions Mane Jellyfish is the largest jellyfish in the world. They have been swimming in arctic waters since before the dinosaurs (over 650 million years ago) and are among some of the oldest surviving species in the world. The largest can come in at about 6 meters and has tentacles over 50 meters long.”
I think I
I never want to see one of those
Whooooa! I’d love seeing one of those.
ETA: Photoshopped. Yet another fake.
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Also this is not a Lion’s Mane jellyfish at all. Those look like this:
They can get to be pretty big, about the size of a large dinner plate or serving tray, and they do have the longest tentacles of any common jellyfish species.
The jellyfish in the OP’s (shopped) photo is a Nomura’s Jellyfish. They’re common in the waters off of Japan and China—SO common, in fact, that they’re a menace.
And make no mistake: they can get HUGE
…just, y’know. Not so huge that they literally dwarf a human being.