Australian Photographer Finds Live Fish Trapped Inside Jellyfish

” Just maintain swimming, only maintain swimming … ” This quote, by Dory from Disney’sA Finding Nemo , A has been recurred by a lot of us over the years since the movie was first released in 2003. It’s a lighthearted reminder to keep on running , no matter how tough the situation may seem.A Personally, A I know that whenever I am in a situation where I need to say it to myself, just thinking of Dory’s character helps cheer me up.

In the case of one particular fish, however, those terms could not perhaps be more applicable – in the most literal sense. Last December, A Australian photographer Tim Samuels was out free-diving in Byron Bay with a friend, hoping to take some photos of the turtles that liked to inhabit the region. Byron Bay is protected from fishing, so marine life is prosper, but nothing could have perhaps prepared Samuels for what he saw next!

He detected a fish inside a jellyfish!

There’s no way of knowing how this unlikely situation passed, but both the fish and the jellyfish was currently very much alive. Samuels thinks that the fish may have somehow managed to swim its way inside the jellyfish, only to find itself unable to back out.

“The fish was able to propel the jellyfish forward and controlled its motion to an extent, aEUR he told CNET. aEURoeThe jellyfish threw it off-balance, though, and they would wobble around, and sometimes get stuck doing circles.aEUR

Samuels was originally out in the water to photograph other marine life, most notably the local turtles.

Some commenters theorized that the fish may have been a juvenile trevally, as they are sometimes known to hide between jellyfish stingers as a sort of protection.

Samuels says he considered setting the fish free for a little while, but eventually decided to “let nature take its course.”

It’s unknown what happened to this unlikely duo since that day. Perhaps the fish managed to find a way out, perhaps it was digested by the jellyfish. Or perhaps, only perhaps, they’re still out there to this day, like some sort of undersea Odd Couple .

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H/ T: Bored Panda | Tim Samuels

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