If there’s one place on this planet that really scares me, it’s the depths of the oceans. You never know what kind of huge monstrous creature the dark endless ocean might hide. And the most recent interaction between humans and such gigantic creatures happened a few days ago off the coast of Cornwall, England.
While diving, biologist Lizzie Daly comes face to face with a huge jellyfish. And when I say huge, I mean at least as tall as a human being. Although barrel jellyfish are known as the largest of the species, this is the first time such a large jellyfish has been spotted.
“He’s been known to get this big, but I haven’t seen one this big,” Daly told CBS News.
“Wow!!!!! Went diving in Falmouth yesterday to end #WildOceanWeek and came across this GIANT barrel jellyfish! What a way to end this marine wildlife adventure!” the diver wrote in a Tweet.
Wow!!!!! We went diving in Falmouth yesterday to finish off #WildOceanWeek and came across this GIANT barrel jellyfish! 😱 What a way to finish off this marine wildlife adventure! 💙 pic.twitter.com/NNwDelfWyV
—Lizzie Daly (@LizzieDalyWild) July 14, 2019
Lizzie, who dived with marine photographer Dan Abbot, said the expedition was more than she expected. Their adventure was part of the wildlife presenter’s campaign called Wild Ocean Week.
“I want to bring the public on the journey with me, so I’ll be uploading videos and live updates as it happens throughout the week.
“Diving with seals, swimming with blue sharks and generally celebrating our coasts #WildOceanWeek is about showing how you can immerse yourself with diverse wildlife at your doorstep and, most importantly, supporting those who are at the forefront of conservation of our marine environments,” Lizzie Daly said in a statement.
Below you can also watch the mesmerizing and terrifying moment Lizzie came across this huge sea creature!