Rare dark jellyfish showing up in San Diego Bay

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  1. Dark Knight

    Dark Knight New Member

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    SAN DIEGO – Scientists say a rare species of dark purple jellyfish is showing up in San Diego Bay and washing ashore on beaches.

    The black sea nettle can grow up to 3 feet across with 30-foot-long tentacles.


    Hillgarth says they sting, so boaters and beachgoers should admire them without touching.


    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100714/ap_on_sc/us_rare_jellyfish
     
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  3. Linda7NJ

    Linda7NJ New Member

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    3 feet across with 30-foot-long tentacles.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Who in their right mind would want to touch one? I'm scared just reading about em.
     
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    Yuck! I'll be on the lookout.
     
  5. Dark Knight

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    I know! That's a MONSTROUS jellyfish!!!! I bet it's beautiful, though!
     
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    in the eye of the beholder I suppose!
     
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    It's too bad they're dangerous. They're quite lovely, though.

    These weird movements of species populations is getting scary.
     
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    OMG!!!!! No FLIPPING WAY and what the heck is that diver doing swimming TOWARD that sucker????
     
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    Good golly! I've never seen a jelly fish that large ... evvvvvver! Too bad it's not squid ... it would make calamari for 1,000 of one's closest friends!
     
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    LOL!!! It's an optical illusion because the diver is so far back and the jellyfish is so close. I've seen it happen on numerous pictures. (It could also be PhotoShop, of course, but I think the former is more likely.)
     

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