The Enormous Lion's Mane Jellyfish

The Enormous Lion's Mane Jellyfish

The lion's mane jellyfish is so long, it rivals the length of the largest animal on Earth—the blue whale. A single lion's mane can have up to 1,200 tentacles. The tentacles are arranged into eight sets, each set containing anywhere between 70 to 150 individual tentacles.

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Key Facts In This Video

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    The lion's mane jellyfish is the largest jellyfish in the world. (0:13)

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    The lion's mane jellyfish grows up to eight feet wide. (0:27)

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    Watch carnivorous anemones take down a living lion's mane jellyfish: (1:29)

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