Scene in Edmonds: Lion’s mane jellyfish

Photographer Doug Parrott found this lion’s mane jellyfish off the Edmonds Fishing Pier just before sunset Monday. According to this post in oceana.org, its name is inspired from its “mane” of long, hair-like tentacles hanging from the underside of its bell-shaped body. The largest jellyfish in the world, its tentacles — which can grow to 120 feet long — are equipped with nematocysts containing poison that stun prey.

4 Replies to “Scene in Edmonds: Lion’s mane jellyfish”

  1. The nematocysts can sting you even if the lion’s mane jellyfish is dead! Sometimes these jellyfish will wash ashore on Edmonds beaches —- don’t touch them!

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  2. I saw this yesterday, June 9, from the ferry foot passenger walkway window as I was coming off the ferry yesterday around 4:30. I thought it must be a jellyfish but I’d never seen one like it before! Thank you, Doug, for your photo and posting.

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