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Jellyfish invasion in full swing

Echizen kurage.This photograph shows a diver swimming amongst a swarm of giant jellyfish. It seems like an extremely dangerous environment for a diver to be in. These giant jellyfish known as Echizen kurage (Nomura’s jellyfish) can grow up to 2 meters in diameter and weigh up to 200 kg. Thousands of these giant sea blobs become caught in fixed fishing nets each year.

This year’s invasion appears to be in full swing. The number of jellyfish has risen dramatically off the coast of Maizuru in Kyoto prefecture since Typhoon No. 13 passed over the Sea of Japan in mid-September.

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