“They are 6ft wide and weigh 450lb (200kg), with countless poisonous tentacles, they have drifted across the void to terrorise the people of Japan. Vast armadas of the slimy horrors have cut off the countryâ€™s food supply. As soon as one is killed more appear to take its place.”
Unfortunately not a cheap science fiction novel, in reality hoards of giant jellyfish known as echizen kurage have invaded the Sea of Japan. This threat to fisherman is being taken so seriously that a ‘jellyfish summit ‘ has been called with China, Japan and Korea to attend and discuss possible strategies.
From the Times
Invasion of the Jellyfish (June 4, 2003)