The Lions Mane Jellyfish is the largest jellyfish in the world. They have been swimming in arctic waters since before the dinosaurs (over 650 million years ago) and are among some of the oldest surviving species in the world.The bell can grow up to 8 feet in diameter with hundreds of tentacles up to 120 feet long. Remarkably, only 6% of the jellyfish is solid matter; the rest is water.
Lion's Mane Jellyfish is the largest known species of jellyfish and lives in the waters of the Arctic, the northern Atlantic and the northern Pacific Oceans. The largest recorded specimen was found in 1870 with a body of 2.29m and tentacles 37m long. Via en.wikipedia.org #Lions_Mane_Jellyfish #Marine_Biology #Wikipedia
The Lion's mane jellyfish can grow to a size of more than two meters in diameter. They have a powerful sting and will reel in their prey with their sticky tentacles. The jellyfish are mainly feed on zooplankton, small fish, ctenophores, and the moon jelly.
Lion's Mane Jellyfish - Capable of attaining a bell diameter of 8.2 ft, these jellyfish can vary greatly in size. At 120 feet in length, the largest known specimen was longer than a blue whale and is considered one of the longest known animals in the world.
.~Lion's Mane Jellyfish (Cyanea capillata) – the largest known species of jellyfish. The largest recorded specimen found, washed up on the shore of Massachusetts Bay in 1870, had a bell (body) with a diameter of 7 feet 6 inches (2.29 m) and tentacles 120 feet (37 m) long~. @adeleburgess