Tag Archive for jellyfish

Jellyfish “sprite” sparks paranoia from “earth changes” websites (UPDATE: More sprites, from Hurricane Matthew)

UPDATE (2-Oct02016): Frankie Lucena has captured more incredible sprites, this time as a result of Hurricane Matthew. Check it out from the Weather Channel. A sprite (lightning) captured on camera from the Caribbean on September 18, 2016 has triggered posts on mystery-mongering fringe “news” sites that cater to end-of-the-world paranoia. Sprites are large-scale electrical discharges that…

Your weird but real creature of the day: Stygiomedusa gigantea

It’s rather a weird quirk of internet sites, even news media, that post these videos calling creatures “alien” or “monster” when exactly what they are, even down to species level, is clearly described in the original source material. It was a surprising find but it’s no alien. Perhaps people should learn some zoology before claiming…