Animal of the day – 4/1/2011 – The Lion’s Mane Jellyfish

Lion's Mane Jellyfish

The animal of the day is the Lion’s Mane Jellyfish. (Did you know: This is the largest species of jellyfish in the world! It’s bell [main body] can be up to 8 feet in diameter, and those trailing tentacles can measure up to 120 feet! [that’s longer than a blue whale!]

These species are only found in the cold waters of the Artic and North Pacific/Atantic oceans.

Because of their habitat, they rarely sting humans [who’s swimming in the fricking Artic?]. However, they’ve been known to wash up on shore, and sometimes people [idiots] are stung by messing around with the dead gigantic jellyfish.

It get's it's name from those lion mane colored tentacles.

The sting is temporary painful and never has been fatal.

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Rawnie Hansen
    Apr 02, 2011 @ 14:40:14

    Pretty cool blog! Lots of wild animals that are just unbelievable…nature really is a freak ;o)

    Reply

  2. Riz
    Jul 13, 2012 @ 03:50:37

    Whoa!! Found your blog while searching about this
    jellyfish. So this is true… OMG…Thats huge!

    Reply

  3. Mel
    Jul 17, 2014 @ 18:35:29

    Sorry, but this is not a lions mane, this a nomura jellyfish :’)
    You can tell the difference by the form of the bell…

    Reply

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