Giant jellyfish

This is too big!

Giant jellyfish

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24 responses to “Giant jellyfish”

  1. bobsmith Avatar

    this is so gross!!!!! why were you even next to it in the first plase it could KILL you!!!!!

  2. suziesmith Avatar

    why were you next to that thing . you could have gotten KILLED even though i dont know you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. kara Avatar

    THAT IS SO AWESOME! Seriously is that real!??? Holy crap!

  4. Achmed Avatar


  5. Kingus Avatar

    It’s so beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. GW Avatar

    Man I hope it was worth it, because I would never, ever, EEEEVER, get close to something that big in my life.

  7. Ploum's Avatar

    Big? It’s not even as big as a cow. Farmers and ranchers who milk cows or ride horses are used to bigger than that. But this is to be compared to our usual knowledge of jelly fish.

  8. NW DIVER Avatar

    That is one large jelly! Is that for real? I dive quite frequently here in the Pacific Northwest and our largest are lions manes which mind you I’ve seen some pretty large ones and in great numbers! I did a boat dive off Orcas Island and jumped in and we were surrounded by hundreds of them all HUGE! Maybe 2-3 meters at best. Do we know what type this is? Do we know how venomous it is? Dive Safely!


  9. Yves Roumazeilles Avatar

    Yes. On the photo, it looks a lot like a giant lion’s mane jellyfish (Cyanea Capillata). The largest recorded of these had a diameter of more than 2.3m (7 feet 6 inches) and the tentacles reached 36.5 m (120 feet). Found ashore in 1870.

    The Lion’s Mane sting is venomous, painful but usually not fatal. Divers beware.

  10. jellysrcool Avatar

    COOL! what type of jellyfish IS that? Cyanea Capillata? AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!

  11. ryan Avatar

    well i think that it is a big jelly fish to but why were u in there in the first place ??

  12. beth Avatar

    you losers

  13. Yves Roumazeilles Avatar

    I wonder whether some people simply read what is written below the photo.

    Some others may fail to recognize that the diver is actually putting a “mark” on the jelly fish, probably to help in tracking its migration in the wide ocean.

  14. daniee and josh Avatar
    daniee and josh

    OMG!!! thatss huge man totally awsome !!
    like me and my brother we are huge fans and dude i like your flippers 🙂

  15. Josh Avatar

    man is that a proper jelly fish ?? i love your flippers and your tenticless dude 😀 nicee
    did u have a touch?? nice feel ?

  16. blaire Avatar


    that thing is hideous!
    but its awesome,
    &+ ew, is that real?

  17. hamed Avatar

    Are you crazy , I know some jelly fishs ar most poisonous animal ? but they are so beautiful!

  18. danielson Avatar

    If that stung you then you’d have to get like superman to piss on you

  19. rogyboy Avatar


  20. Best Dive Resort Avatar

    Is that real.. wow.. its really huge man.. never seen that kind of jellyfish in my whole life.

  21. ryzzanecesito Avatar

    is it real jellyfish?

  22. Yves Roumazeilles Avatar

    This is 100% real. These impressive jellyfish are a relatively well known species living in the Pacific Ocean. They are usually named “Lion’s mane” (in English).

  23. Anita Zafar Avatar
    Anita Zafar


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