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A stately creature

The largest jellyfish species on our planet is a beastie that loves frigid waters, both northern and southern, and is known as the Lion’s Mane or hair jelly (though Pastafarians might join me in seeing another living representation of their deity, to accompany the sinophore we shared at http://on.fb.me/1P4kLBu). With a bell up to 2.5 metres across and clustered tentacles up to 37 metres long (more than a blue whale), these predators drift around the world’s icy seas eating fish and other small marine creatures that it stings with its tentacles, stunning them while it engulfs them in its maw.

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