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"box jellies are more dangerous, not just because of their potent venom, but also for the fact that they are the only jellyfish with eyes and brains. plus the fact that they actually swim, not only drift with the current."
Giant jellyfish menace Japan
From: From correspondents in Tokyo
November 11, 2005
HUGE echizen jellyfish, which can weigh up to 200kg and have an umbrella measuring 2m across, have been causing serious damage to the fishing industry off Japan's east coast.
Thousands of the jellyfish have damaged fixed fishing nets while also degrading the freshness of fish by flicking them with their poisonous tentacles.
The population of the jellyfish, the largest variety found in the Japan Sea, has skyrocketed recently.