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Tuesday, November 21, 2006

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Nomura's Jellyfish

Nomura's jellyfish (Nemopilema nomurai) is a very large Japanese jellyfish. Known in Japanese as echizen kurage (エチゼンクラゲ), it is one of the largest species of jellyfish.

Growing up to 2m (6 ft 7 in) in diameter and weighing up to 200kg (440 lb), Nomura's Jellyfish reside primarily in the waters between China and Japan, primarily centralized in the Yellow Sea and East China Sea where they spawn.

While stings of this large jellyfish are painful, they are not usually toxic enough to cause serious harm in humans. However, the jellyfish's sting has been reported as fatal in some cases by causing a build-up of fluid in the lungs. As a precaution, fisherman encountering these jellyfish wear eye protection and protective clothes. To date there have only been eight reported deaths from the Nomura's sting.

In an attempt to utilize the jellyfish in a productive manner, coastal communities in Japan are doing their best to promote jellyfish as a novelty food, sold dried and salted.
Students in Obama, Fukui (Japan) have managed to turn them into tofu, and jellyfish collagen is reported to be beneficial to the skin.
The jellyfish population has become such a substantial problem for Japan that it has led the government to form a committee to combat the problem.


  1. Anonymous7:51 AM

    that man is smoking some good crack because i wouldnt be in there

  2. Anonymous11:09 AM

    I think it's a meth / crack crossbreed actually.

  3. Anonymous8:34 AM

    That Jelly is a Rasta for sure!

  4. Anonymous6:41 PM

    Who would want to swim with a 6ft. 200lb. stinging booger??

  5. Anonymous6:43 PM

    Who would want to swim with a 6ft. 200lb. stinging booger??

  6. Anonymous8:17 PM

    You ever seen a Japanese game show?? I think this is one of them.......Dodge the Booger or Booger Bounce.

  7. Anonymous1:36 PM

    Man!! the comments on this page are 2 funny lmfao ;)

  8. Anonymous7:43 AM

    Man I totally would be there! Its not like it has a brain and is out to get you. But not going to lie those comments were pretty funny haha.

  9. Anonymous7:54 PM

    to the guy who said "Who would want to swim with a 6ft 200lb stinging booger" check again. kilograms. so... actually 440 lbs.

  10. Anonymous3:40 AM

    Woah, that picture with all those jellyfish and that one man sure freaks me out


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