An undated handout photo received on February 6, 2014 shows a 1.5-metre (4ft 11ins) new species of giant jellyfish that washed up on a beach near Hobart near Tasmania. AFP PHOTO/Josie LIM
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Scientists were Thursday working to classify a new species of giant jellyfish that washed up on an Australian beach, describing it as a "whopper" that took their breath away.The 1.5-metre (4 foot 11 inch) specimen was found by a family in the southern state of Tasmania, who contacted a local marine biologist. Lisa Gershwin, a scientist with the government's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), said the type of jellyfish had been seen in the past, but never one so big and not one that became beached.
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