An amazing natural phenomenon happened on the south-west coast of England, when thousands of giant jellyfish rushed into the area.
Tens of thousands of giant jellyfish are rushing to the south-west coast of England. Their number has been recorded as a record for many years, including very large ones.
Photographer Steve Trewhella (51), saw thousands of colorful creatures, drifting across the sea while diving off the coast of England, and he was surprised to discover this was the jellyfish, including the giant sized ones he had never seen before, even more than 1.5 meters long, were swimming off the Dorset coast to search for food.
Many animals drifted near the shore and Steve Trewhella even dived to swim with giant jellyfish. Because they do not attack humans, the food it targets is plankton.
Tens of thousands of giant jellyfish have appeared near the southwest coast of England.(Mirror Image)
" There are hundreds of children swimming around us. I move around and there are hundreds, and hundreds more. The jellyfish have at least tens of thousands of children," Mr. Steve said. Great, I have never seen this scene. Never before has the jellyfish attacked massively on the English coast, 'he added.
The reason is that the sea warms up , the high water temperature makes jellyfish gather in huge numbers. They belong to Rhizostoma pulmo, the body is longer than 1.5 m, the diameter is nearly 1 m wide and is one of the largest jellyfish in European waters.
Giant jellyfish often dive deep into the sea in the winter and start rising to the surface when the temperature is warmer in the spring. Bulk jellyfish will certainly attract many other predators such as sharks and sea turtles.
Rhizostoma pulmo is distributed mainly in the northeast Atlantic and Mediterranean. Scientists believe that jellyfish appear in large quantities because humans exploit excessive seafood resources, making carnivores unable to control the number of jellyfish when they are young.