Nomura's Jellyfish


Nomura’s jellyfish grow up to 2 meters (6 feet 7 inches) in diameter and weigh up to 220 kilograms (450 pounds), and are commonly found in the waters between China and Japan. Scientists have detected unprecedented numbers heading to Japan, in what local media has described as a “jellyfish typhoon.”

Nomura’s jellyfish populations have surged previously during 1958 and 1995, dealing a huge blow to Japan’s fishing industry. The jellyfish, which are as large as a man, damage nets and kill fish with venom. 

, decreasing available fish stocks. They also sting fisherman, creating an often risky situation when caught. 

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