apolemia


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Noun1.apolemia - large siphonophore of up to 50 ft long
siphonophore - a floating or swimming oceanic colony of polyps often transparent or showily colored
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Thousands of pounds worth of fish were wiped out after the Apolemia Uvaria jellyfish stung the life from thousands of young specimen salmon.
Of the 70 species of jellyfish found off the coast of Ireland, Dr O'Connor revealed that the Apolemia carries one of the worst stings.
STING IN THE TAIL: The lethal Apolemia Uvaria jellyfish, above, may have attacked Irish fish farms, says marine expert Dr Brendan O'Connor, left