Giant Jellyfish Blooming in South Korea...

Two weeks ago I was in South Korea. I had the opportunity of photographing giant jellyfish in the East Sea, off the coast of Ulsan and Pohang.

These huge jellyfish are over one metre wide.

And that's without the stinging tentacles.

According to Korean marine conservationists and scientists, these enormous jellies are blooming in the seas around the Korean peninsula as the oceans acidify due to the effects of climate change.

Bio-diversity loss is also believed to be causing jellyfish numbers to multiply.

Unnatural.

But beautiful all the same...

ALEX HOFFORD : SOUTH KOREA JELLYFISH PHOTOGRAPHER

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