The deep oceans are such a mystery of marine life. Recently divers swimming in Cornwall's oceans came across a huge jellyfish, as big as the human body. Off the coast of Cornwall, the divers swam with this huge jellyfish and are the largest species of the kind that was found in British waters. The jellyfish species have also been found washed ashore in the summers when they swarm off from the coast. Marine biologist Lizzie Daly shared the picture of the human-sized jellyfish on her Twitter and even people also marvelled at it. Mystery Sea Creature Found in Thailand: Fishermen Baffled to See Weird Marine Animal Caught in Their Net, Watch Video.
These are barrel jellyfish and are so big that it has surprised even the marine enthusiasts. Lizzie Daly was among the group of divers diving off Falmouth along the coast of Cornwall when she had this encounter. A host of BBC's Earth Unplugged she was filming for the Wild Ocean Week and it was definitely an unforgettable experience for her. Are These The Weirdest Sea Creatures Ever Seen? Russian Photographer Shares Underwater Pictures from Atlantic and They Are Creepy!
Watch the Human-Sized Jellyfish Spotted in Cornwall Waters:
Woah!!!!! We went diving in Falmouth yesterday to finish off #WildOceanWeek and came across this GIANT barrel jellyfish! 😱 What a way to finish off this marine wildlife adventure! 💙 pic.twitter.com/NNwDelfWyV
— Lizzie Daly (@LizzieRDaly) July 14, 2019
People too were stunned at its size and marvelled at the beauty of nature. According to Wildlife Trusts, the barrel jellyfish can grow upto 35 inches and is the largest fish found in the UK waters. They are also called as dustbin-lid jellyfish because they grow up to the size of dustbin lids. Dead jellyfish wash up on the beaches of the UK during the months of May and June. Although their stings are not harmful to humans, marine experts warn not to get too close as they can sting even when dead! The marine life is sure interesting and a lot more complex than what we have seen and known.