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What is the largest jelly fish you know of?

Asked by Besafe (441points) March 25th, 2008
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syz's avatar

It is apparently something called the lions mane

El_Cadejo's avatar

Yup syz is right its the Lions Mane’s_mane_jellyfish

“Lion’s mane jellyfish is one of the longest known animals; the largest recorded specimen had a bell (body) with a diameter of 2.3 m (7 feet 6 inches) and the tentacles reached 36.5 m (120 feet)”

Besafe's avatar

Thsi was recently in the news – check out CNN sciences news

“The survey was part of the International Polar Year program involving 23 countries in 11 voyages to survey marine life and habitats around Antarctica. The program hopes to set benchmarks for determining the effects of global warming on Antarctica, researchers said.

Large sea spiders, jellyfish with 12-foot tentacles, huge sea snails and starfish the size of big food platters were found during a 50-day voyage, marine scientist Don Robertson said.”

Seems like the more we look where we haven’t looked before the more surprises we find—gotta love it.

joeysefika's avatar

Wow thats a big sea star!

MrKnowItAll's avatar

The Democratic Congress.

mcbealer's avatar

It’s not me… I’m 135 lbs :0)

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