The Japanese can’t catch a break. When they’re not ducking for cover from biblical style animal rain on the mainland, it’s deadly Nomura’s jellyfish approaching their coastal waters. Researches are warning of an imminent and “catastrophic invasion this year” of the massive, species-stinging sea creatures. And these aren’t your typical jellyfish, they can “grow up to 2 meters (6 ft 7 in) in diameter and weigh as much as to 220 kilograms (about 450 lbs).” They create havoc for commercial fisherman by overloading nets, decimating fish populations, and stinging the shit out of them. |PinkTentacle|

Photo by Y.Taniguchi/Niu Fisheries Cooperative |via|