Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014
This new species of giant jellyfish was found washed up on the beaches in Tasmania south of Hobart, by the Lin family. The scientists in Australia are trying to classify this new giant jellyfish. The length of the jellyfish was 1.5m (5ft). Dr Lisa-Ann Gershwin, of Australia's CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industril Research Organisation) government agency said that this is a "species I've known about for a while but it's not yet named and classified". The specimen is a "truly magnificent animal".
The species is part of the Lion's Mane group found in the North Atlantic and Arctic. The Lion's Mane can grow up to 10 feet across. The jellyfish look like a dinner plate with a mop on the bottom of it. Plus they look really raggedy.
My Reaction: This reminds me of Stormbreaker when Alex escapes from a tank with a deadly giant jellyfish in it. He uses some kind of gel to get out.
Jellyfish are really interesting. I saw a Youtube video about jellyfish. Part of it was about a fresh water jellyfish that swims upside down.
Posted By Ryan Day