Meet the heavyweight of the jellyfish world. The Nomuras jellyfish can grow to 2m wide and weigh more than 200kg. And although it is boneless and floats aimlessly, it can be a menace. Yesterday, a 10-tonne fishing boat trawling off Japan's east coast was capsized by the weight of dozens of the ocean giants caught in its net. New Zealand fishers need not worry - the jellyfish breed in the East China Sea, and are pushed by currents close to Japan.New Zealand readers need not worry - the photo of a sea creature taking up half the front page has nothing to do with New Zealand or any significant news story.
In the wake of sharks and whales on the front page, I think we can officially call this a trend.