With tentacles up to three metres long and covered with stinging cells, it's better not to get too close to the Lion's Mane jellyfish. It's body can be up to 200 cm across making it one of the largest species of jellyfish.The tentacles are arranged in 8 bunches, with each bunch containing over 100 tentacles. The oldest tentacles are often coloured dark red. They have a very severe sting that can produce blisters, irritation, and muscular cramp & may even affect respiratory & heart function.

With tentacles up to three metres long and covered with stinging cells, it's better not to get too close to the Lion's Mane jellyfish. It's body can be up to 200 cm across making it one of the largest species of jellyfish.The tentacles are arranged in 8 bunches, with each bunch containing over 100 tentacles. The oldest tentacles are often coloured dark red. They have a very severe sting that can produce blisters, irritation, and muscular cramp & may even affect respiratory & heart function.

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The Lion's Mane Jellyfish is the largest jellyfish in the world. That's true. However this photo is a fake. The diver was photoshopped in. http://deepseanews.com/2012/01/super-jellyfish/

The Lion's Mane Jellyfish is the largest jellyfish in the world. That's true. However this photo is a fake. The diver was photoshopped in. http://deepseanews.com/2012/01/super-jellyfish/

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Cyanea capillata (lion mane’s jellyfish) - to see more incredible underwater photos, click on the photo and follow it to twisted sifter's 30 images.

Cyanea capillata (lion mane’s jellyfish) - to see more incredible underwater photos, click on the photo and follow it to twisted sifter's 30 images.

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Lion's Mane Jellyfish. The largest jelly in the world, it can have a bell up to 8 feet across and tentacles 150 feet long, but ranges in sizes much smaller than this.

Lion's Mane Jellyfish. The largest jelly in the world, it can have a bell up to 8 feet across and tentacles 150 feet long, but ranges in sizes much smaller than this.

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To treat jellyfish stings: Coca-Cola and vinegar (not used together) have the ability to completely stop the venom from discharging from jellyfish.

To treat jellyfish stings: Coca-Cola and vinegar (not used together) have the ability to completely stop the venom from discharging from jellyfish.

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