Giant Jellyfish Sink Trawler
Net filled with 400-pound creatures capsizes boat
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Nov 3, 2009 4:22 AM CST
The Nomura's jellyfish can grow to be over 6 feet long and can weigh over 400 pounds.   (Wikipedia)

(Newser) – A 10-ton fishing trawler sank off the coast of Japan after its crew tried to haul in a net filled with gigantic jellyfish. The three crew members were pitched into the water as the ship capsized and were rescued by another boat, the Telegraph reports. Nomura's jellyfish can weigh up to 440 pounds each, and Japanese waters have been inundated with them this year. Experts believe a decline in turtles and other predators is responsible for the surge in jellyfish numbers.

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Nov 6, 2009 3:29 AM CST
@riff - I didn't mean blow a gasket in a bad way, but as in laughing so hard....dude, you lose it over good puns...hell, you lose it over bad puns....when I see a pun at newser, I just know you're gonna roflyao...
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