Giant Human-Sized Jelly Fish Spotted Off The Coast Of England


A pair of divers off the southwestern tip of England crossed paths with a massive barrel jellyfish.

The divers — biologist Lizzie Daly and underwater cinematographer Dan Abbott — shared their encounter in a Facebook video.

The barrel jellyfish species is characterized by eight puffy arms capped by stinging tentacles and a large, globular head that lends the creature its unglamorous nickname.

Daly told the Guardian, “I’ve never seen one that big.We had seen a few smaller jellyfish at a beautiful reef nearby, and then out of the murk came this huge, beautiful jelly fish. You just take a double look and ask yourself if it’s actually a metre and a half long (5-feet).”

She said swimming alongside the “gentle giant” was “such a serene, grounding experience”.

Marine biologist say the barrel jellyfish has a mild sting that poses no threat to humans.

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