Fish-inside-jellyfish shot baffles the Internet


spaminator
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Fish-inside-jellyfish shot baffles the Internet
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First posted: Thursday, June 09, 2016 01:34 PM EDT | Updated: Thursday, June 09, 2016 01:46 PM EDT
What was this jellyfish thinking?
Some marine biologists don't think it's going to end well for either creature in this viral photo of a small fish swimming inside a jellyfish.
The photo was taken by Tim Samuel, who was snorkelling off the coast of Byron Bay, Australia.
He posted a series of the photos to Instagram , where they quickly went viral and continue to baffle scientists.
Samuel told CNN he followed the crazy twosome around for 20 or 30 minutes, as the fish appeared to be steering the jellyfish -- as its tail can be seen slightly sticking out of the jellyfish.
"(The fish) seemed to be struggling a little bit, as it would swim around, it would try to swim in a straight line but the jellyfish would knock it off course, would send it in little circles or loops," he told CNN . "I definitely thought about setting it free, but in the end decided to just let nature run its course."
That course might be a sad one for both. Some scientists believe the jellyfish might have bitten off more than it could chew, and attempting to digest the fish will likely kill it, while its poison will no doubt also kill the fish.
Others, however, believe the fish might be a very young trevally -- known for using jellyfish stingers for protection, and might actually be happy to be in there.
Others think the series of shots could just be a hoax.
This undated handout picture taken by Tim Samuel and provided through his Instagram account shows a small fish swimming inside the belly of a jellyfish off the coast of Byron Bay in New South Wales, eastern Australia. A fish has been pictured swimming inside a jellyfish off Australia's east coast in a remarkable and rare image that has gone viral, with more than two million online views. Underwater photographer Tim Samuel was in the water with a friend near popular tourist resort Byron Bay in December when they came across the little creature trapped inside the only slightly larger jellyfish. (AFP PHOTO/instagram.com/timsamuelphotography/Tim Samuel Photography)


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Last edited by spaminator; Jun 10th, 2016 at 07:13 AM..
 
Blackleaf
#2
The fish is alright. It'll be happy inside the jellyfish as it will be protected from predators.
 

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