The Lion’s Man Jellyfish

The lion’s mane jellyfish (Cyanea capillata) is the largest known species of jellyfish and has a very potent and painful sting. Its range is confined to cold, boreal waters of the Artic, northern Atlantic, and northern Pacific Oceans, seldom found farther south than 42°N latitude. Similar jellyfish, which may be the same species, are known to inhabit seas near gulf of Mexico,

Lion's Mane

Australia and New Zealand. The largest recorded specimen found, washed up on the shore of Massachusetts Bay in 1870, had a bell (body) with a diameter of 2.3 m (7 feet 6 inches) and tentacles 36.5 m (120 feet) long

Information from ship’s science officer Chad Widmer PhD student, University of St. Andrews, Northernmost Fulbrighter, Edinburgh, Scotland

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