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Giant brown jellyfish

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Created by da vecta 1 month ago, 3 Mar 2017
da vecta
QLD, 2193 posts
3 Mar 2017 3:20PM
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Has anyone seen these giant brown jellyfish in the seaway lately?
I saw about 10 today coming in the seaway and they are HUGE!
I stopped over one which was getting close to 1m in diameter! They look pretty solid too. You will know about it if you hit one on a slalom board.
Ive never seen anything like them in 20 years on the goldy.
They seem to have a turtle shell pattern on the top. This is a similar photo...

NotWal
QLD, 6206 posts
3 Mar 2017 3:28PM
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I've seen them up Caloundra way. I don't know anything about them.

cammd
QLD, 1281 posts
3 Mar 2017 3:47PM
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Those! they're the Pacific Turtle Back Brown Blubber, otherwise know as the PT3B

evilC
QLD, 612 posts
3 Mar 2017 4:34PM
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Maybe these (starting to invade many parts of the world)


da vecta
QLD, 2193 posts
3 Mar 2017 5:42PM
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They look a lot more solid than the spotted ones above. Maybe 1m diameter is a bit over exaggerated but you wouldn't get much change if you put one in 44 gallon drum.

i couldn't find much info on the PT3B?

evilC
QLD, 612 posts
3 Mar 2017 6:49PM
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Maybe these

Shifu
QLD, 475 posts
3 Mar 2017 7:54PM
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We used to cal those "snotties".

Orange Whip
QLD, 307 posts
3 Mar 2017 7:56PM
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We don't see them up north, the crocs have em for breakfast.

da vecta
QLD, 2193 posts
3 Mar 2017 8:47PM
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Wow that's scary! ...Adam, I'm talking about.

Haircut
QLD, 6053 posts
3 Mar 2017 8:50PM
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ive seen them only at wello so far, but they are big

Orange Whip
QLD, 307 posts
3 Mar 2017 9:07PM
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There's a BD opportunity for a fin company, a jelly fin, sharp as a razor

Ezric
NSW, 140 posts
4 Mar 2017 12:22AM
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I have seen a few in the river at Yamba. They are huge!

mkseven
QLD, 2106 posts
4 Mar 2017 1:26AM
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Lions mane jelly, have seen em in bay but not while sailing, be a rather large bump if hit. Biggest one ive seen cruised under boat for a bit was probably 4ft across.

kpb
QLD, 239 posts
11 Mar 2017 7:57AM
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Got stung by oneof those brown jellies while surfing at Coolum 2 weeks ago..the sting was just like an itch but the marks are only just fading after 2weeks....1st time id ever seen them

Kit3kat
90 posts
13 Mar 2017 7:45AM
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kpb said..
Got stung by oneof those brown jellies while surfing at Coolum 2 weeks ago..the sting was just like an itch but the marks are only just fading after 2weeks....1st time id ever seen them


finally a man adressing the questions everyone really has here.

a) deadly?
b) painful?
c) itching?
d) how long?



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