This Japanese story seems to have become the bored reporter’s friend: The Attack of the Killer Jellyfish! Always great pictures–the jellyfish show up every winter—nothing really changes.
See the previous 3Yen report: “Attack of the giant jellyfish!”
Ok, ok, let me bring one fact you can casually drop at the next party you’re at: “Did you know that Japan now has a massive smack problem? A collection of jellyfish is known as a “smack.”
Japan grapples with invasion of giant jellyfish
TOKYO (Reuters) —- A slimy jellyfish weighing as much as a sumo wrestler has Japan’s fishing industry in the grip of its poisonous tentacles.Vast numbers of Echizen kurage, or Nomura’s jellyfish, have appeared around Japan’s coast since July, clogging and ripping fishing nets and forcing fishermen to spend hours hacking them apart before bringing home their reduced catches……more…