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Video: Massive Barrel Jellyfish Caught on Camera

Diver captured one of the largest barrel jellyfish ever seen on camera

Barrel jellyfish (Rhizostoma pulmo). (Photo: Flickr Creative Commons / Kennadiver)

In recent years, record numbers of barrel jellyfish have swarmed UK waters by the billions. These jellyfish are massive—stretching nearly 3 feet wide with tentacles that can extend for 6 feet. But in a recently released video, a diver off the coast of UK waters swam next to what may be one of the biggest barrel jellyfish ever spotted, according to The Telegraph.

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