Lion's mane jellyfish

Lion's mane jellyfish

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Credit: ALEX HYDE/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Lion's mane jellyfish (Cyanea capillata). Lion's mane jellyfish are the largest known species of jellyfish. They can reach over 2 metres across with tentacles of around 30 metres long, containing millions of nematocysts (stinging cells). They range from Arctic waters to the coasts of Florida, USA, and Mexico. Photographed on the Isle of Mull, Scotland, in June.

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