Looking Back: Giant Jellyfish

Friday, August 30, 2019
By Martin Myall

MOT Gigantic Jellyfish+Probably the last Looking Back article from August 2009 is this one about the discovery of a 30-kilo jellyfish off the coast of Torrenueva.

It’s interesting because after several years of mass jellyfish invasions all along the Costa Tropical, summer 2019 has been almost jellyfish-free.

The kind of jellyfish mentioned in the article from a decade ago is a hizostoma pulmo, commonly known as the barrel jellyfish, and is common to the Med and the northeast Atlantic and especially the Irish Sea.

They have been known to grow up to 1.5m in diametre with a weight of 35 kilos. The photo we have just added is one discovered by wildlife biologist Lizzie Daly off the coast of Cornwall just last month.

(News: Torrenueva, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)

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