Giant jellyfish

“Echizen Kurage” in Japanese or “Nomura’s Jellyfish” in English are the biggest jellyfish in the world, they inhabit between Japan and China’s sea. Nomura’s Jellyfish can as big as two meters and weight 200 kg. Autumn is the season when more Nomura’s Jellyfish can be seen (they usually get trapped into fishermen nets). Next, some impressive pictures taken by Sankei:

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At Pinktentacle they explain how fishermen use these giant jellyfish when they get trapped in their nets, they eat them!

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Jellyfish soup 250 yen, jellyfish yogurt: 150 yen, raw jellyfish 150 yen.

This Japanese guy took some pictures while eating sweets with jellyfish. One of the most interesting pictures is this one, where the “jellyfish thing” is marked.

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A manju with Nomura’s Jellyfish.

More information at Pinktentacle and Wikipedia.

4 Comments
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    November 16, 2007 at 6:09 am

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  • Marie

    November 16, 2007 at 9:32 pm

    Those were some scary jellyfish… I didn’t know we could eat jellyfish…

  • Brad

    November 17, 2007 at 11:28 am

    That’s amazing! I love watching jellyfish swim. Will have to go and check them out sometime!

  • Sakari

    November 18, 2007 at 1:02 pm

    Whoa! Those are really cool. Straight out of my nightmares about invading aliens.