Monday, August 31, 2009

Lovecraftian Fantastic?

(above, allegedly real jellyfish)


Pink Land Jellyfish Invade Japan’s Shores

(The video appears to a weird put on, but it has some interesting moments. It's below at the end of the article. Non-English.)

(From Weird Asia News)
29 August 2009

A video has popped up on the Internet depicting Japanese fishermen and their close encounter with a bizarre, pink blob, and no one seems to know what it is.

The pink jellyfish-like creature is a solid mass with a lighter colored underbelly that resembles a creature from an H. P. Lovecraft story or a certain part of the female anatomy.

Apparently, when it’s frightened or in any way bothered, it sprays a white fluid directly out of its opening.

While certain aspects of the video – such as the speed at which the jellyfish scurry and the rather “explosive” ending – lend credence to the notion that the video is entirely fake, there is no other readily available information concerning either the reality of the creatures or why the video was made.

If they are real, I can only imagine them being only slight less terrifying than the giant Nomura’s jellyfish. Their presence has recently undergone a surge in Japan’s waters, damaging fishing nets and killing the readily available fish.

They can grow upwards of two meters in diameter and weigh almost a quarter of a ton.

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