NO6949 : Lion's Mane Jellyfish (Cyanea capillata)

taken 7 years ago, near to Redcastle, Angus, Great Britain

Lion's Mane Jellyfish (Cyanea capillata)
Lion's Mane Jellyfish (Cyanea capillata)
This is the largest known jellyfish, but fortunately the ones which venture this far south tend to be rather smaller than those in the Arctic. The stinging tentacles can reach a length of more than 30 metres, and tiny fragments can still sting when detached from the animal. Fortunately the sting, although unpleasant, is not life-threatening, but the prospect of meeting a shoal while swimming is dictinctly unappealing.
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NO6949, 14 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 10 July, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 15 July, 2010
Category
Jellyfish   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NO 6927 4962 [10m precision]
WGS84: 56:38.2436N 2:30.1558W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NO 6927 4962
View Direction
North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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