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Lion’s mane jellyfish, or Sea blubber

Look, but don’t touch! This jellyfish is found in the Pacific Northwest, especially in the late summer. They can grow to be quite large. It is also called the Lion’s Mane Jellyfish, Sea blubber, or Sea nettle. This jellyfish can give a painful sting with blisters that lasts for several hours – it may even trigger allergic shock. I took this photo while standing on our swim platform, we were anchored in the San Juan Islands. That’s our kayak in the upper left hand corner.

For more information, check out this web page at Walla Walla University.

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