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A rare giant jellyfish may have made its debut Sunday at a beach in south Laguna Beach, where people were reported to have suffered stings.
Some beach-goers came ashore with dark membranes clinging to their bodies, Laguna Beach Lifeguard Chief Jason Young said.
Black jellies were first named in 1997, but pictures of the massive elusive creatures have appeared as early as 1926, according to the Monterey Bay Aquarium Animal Guide. Black sea nettles' bells can be 3 feet in diameter, and their tentacles can grow up to 25 feet.
Black jellyfish tentacles can grow longer than 25 feet, but they aren’t known for preying on humans as they only eat a diet of plankton and other jellies, the animal guide said.
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