By Ellie Duncombe
A marine biologist caught this rare footage of a sea turtle eating a Lion’s Mane Jellyfish- alive!
Johnny Gaskell, 35, from Australia was filming at Hook Island in Queensland back in February with his friend, Paddy Nash, when the Green Sea Turtle they were following noticed something in the water.
The turtle had a tasty jellyfish in his sights and before you can say ‘whats for dinner?’, the hangry sea turtle took a bite.
Johnny said: “I have seen a turtle eat a dead Blubber Jellyfish but never an alive Lion’s Mane Jelly Turtle.”
The ordeal went on for five minutes as the turtle pulled at the jellyfish like candyfloss.
Johnny said: “It was almost sunset and we were following the turtle and noticed something caught its attention on the surface of the water.
“The turtle then B-lined it straight up to the jellyfish and started chomping.
“I couldn’t believe it!
“It was happy to have me right next to it which is rare as turtles often get a bit skittish when feeding.
“It went on for about five minutes and then we decided to leave it in peace.
“The turtle kept eating though and I fear that the jellyfish may not be with us any more.”