Jellyfish Challenge!

Jellyfish Challenge!

– [Coyote] Here comes one. – [Mark Where? – [Coyote] Oh it’s too deep. – [Mark] Too deep for what? – [Coyote] I’m gonna
try to catch one. – [Mark] You’re gonna
catch a jellyfish? – [Coyote] I’m gonna
catch a jellyfish, ready? – [Mark] Is that possible? – [Coyote] I think so. – [Mark] Okay. – [Coyote] Let’s see
what happens, ready? Ahh! (jungle beat music) What’s going on guys? Well it is another day off
for the Brave Wilderness team. And instead of lounging around, what we’re gonna do is
take these sea kayaks out into the waterways
around the San Juan islands. We’re gonna be exploring and
see what we can come across. And if we’re lucky, fingers
crossed, maybe we’ll see some marine mammals. Approaching quietly
in a sea kayak, is a great way to
observe wildlife. So as long as we kept
a respectful distance, there was a good chance
we would have luck seeing some animals. Check this out guys. I just found, if I
can get it up here. Mario keeps balance, can you
turn it toward the right? Look at this. (suspenseful music) Look at that. Ow, he’s pinching me. Woo, that’s a big
kelp crab right there. Look at that guy. Wow, there’s all
these kelp beds. And look at those pinchers. That’s awesome and he’s
covered with seaweed on its back, and it’s
got algae growing on it. That is a kelp crab right there, and it’s just sitting there
pulling apart little pieces of the kelp, and then
forcing them into its mouth. Look at that. Woo, those pinchers
mean business. It’s actually the largest
kelp crab I’ve seen since we’ve been
here in Washington. Now they get significantly
bigger than this. Look, the plastron
underneath there, you see how thin that is? That means that this is
a male and not a female. Females have a much
more rounded plastron and the males are far pointier. Ooh, that guys cool
looking thought. Trying not to get pinched by it. He’s got a pretty good reach. Woop…almost got me there. Alright, I’m gonna set this
kelp crab back down here into the kelp and we’re
gonna keep searching for other bizarre
marine creatures. Alright, see you later buddy. After I released the
crab back into the kelp, we quietly drifted closer
to South Peapod Island, which is hailed as one
very popular bird hangout. Alright guys, so just
behind us on the rocks right here, we have a
pair of Pigeon Guillemots. It’s a little marine bird, and they’re very distinct, they have same color
structure as an orca. They are black and
white, but they have these really distinct bright
kind of pinkish red feet. Mario’s trying to get a
really zoomed in shot, we’re being really quiet, just
trying to not paddle at all, we’ve drifted right up to the
edge of the rocks like this. They’re just kind of
looking down on us saying, hmmm, look at that kayak. This massive rock was
also the perfect hangout for western gulls, one of
the most plentiful birds on and around the islands. With a wingspan of
nearly five feet, they’re rather sizable. And as we drifted closer, they all looked down on
us with curious eyes. Believe it or not,
a flock of seagulls is rather intimidating. So after a few admiring moments, we paddled on toward
North Peapod Island. We’re still about 800 yards out, and I can hear, from here, that there are a whole
bunch of harbor seals hauled out on the shore. So what we want to do
is approach very slowly, very cautiously. We don’t want to get
any closer than about 200 yards from the island, and we’ll see if there’s
any out in the water that actually get curious
and come up near the kayak. (seal barking) look at that, there’s a
harbor seal right there. Right off the side of the kayak. Hi buddy. (adventurous music) Harbor seals hail as being the
most widely spread pinniped, or true seals in the world, and can measure up to
six feet in length, while weighing
nearly 300 pounds. Staying a respectful
distance form the island kept the animals at ease. However, as a human
you can’t help but feel a little hesitant,
as they surrounded us from nearly every angle. The good news is that harbor
seals are seldom aggressive, and oftentimes they’re
simply curious, like little water puppy dogs that just pop their
heads out of the water, to say hello. Filming seals from a distance
was rather difficult, so we decided to
turn our attention to another marine creature that was also
incredibly plentiful in these off shore waters. – [Mario] Surrounded
by jellyfish right now. – Here comes one. – [Mario] Where? – [Coyote] Oh it’s too deep. – [Mario] Too deep for what? – [Coyote] I’m gonna
try to catch one. – [Mario] You’re gonna
catch a jellyfish? – I’m gonna catch a jellyfish. A moon jelly,
should I pick it up? – [Mario] You’re gonna
pick up that jellyfish? – Not by the underside,
I’m gonna scoop it from the top, so that the
tentacles don’t get me. Ready? – [Mario] Is that possible? – I think so. – [Mario] Okay. – Let’s see what happens, ready? – [Mario] Yep. – One – Are you sure about this? – Two Aaah! Aaah! – [Mario] Did it get ya? – Just kidding guys. That’s a moon jellyfish, and while they’re capable
of stinging very small prey, the sting has absolutely
no effects on a human. But it’s very slimy. – [Mario] You tricked us. – I did trick you. In fact I’m so confident
it won’t sting, Mario go ahead and put
your hand out there. Right into the nematophores,
which are right in the center. Slimy but not stingy. – Nothing. – Nothing at all, right. See I’ll even
place it right down on my forearm, like
that, nothing at all. You see that? That’s what I love
about moon jellies, see they have those little
crescent-shaped circles right there underneath the
top of their body structure. Very cool looking. Alright little guy. I’m gonna get you back
in the water here. It’s important that we keep
the jellyfish hydrated. – [Mario] You see these washed
up on the beaches a lot. – Yeah, they do
watch up on the beach and unfortunately the
ones that are washed up on the beach usually end
up drying up in the sun and dying, but they are all
over the place out here today. And you look at this
one, and you thinks oh that’s just a tony jellyfish. You guys want to
see a big jellyfish? – [Mario] Yeah we have
seen some bigger ones, where are they? – I’ve got one right here. – [Mario] Oh you
had one all along? – No when we were in
between takes there, there was one floating right
next to my kayak on this side. I lifted it up and
got it in the boat. Look at that. Look at all the little
moon-shaped crescents inside this one,
can you see that? – [Mario] That one
has more than four. – [Coyote] Yeah, that one’s got
one two three four five six. and it is just so
incredibly slimy. I do have to keep
dunking it in the water to make sure that
its body stays moist. Look at that, my
hand is all wrinkled, from being in the water all day, and now its coated in slime. – [Mario] So you
weren’t nervous, trying to hold that jellyfish? – No, I knew that this
species wouldn’t sting me. But there are some species
out there that do have an incredibly potent venom, so much so that some
species are capable of killing a human. – [Mario] Really, like what? – I believe the box jellyfish. – [Mario] Ooh Australia,
coming up soon. – Yep, you do not want to
mess with the box jellyfish. – [Mario] But a moon jelly. – The moon jelly, totally safe. Well I would definitely say,
this was one epic expedition. Exploring around the
San Juan Islands, where we came across all
sorts of marine creatures, from crabs and birds
to harbor seals, and even these
slimy moon jellies. I’m Coyote Peterson. Be brave, stay wild, we’ll see you on
the next location. Alright, let’s put ’em
back into the water. There you go. Back into the current. I’m covered in slime. It is important to repeat
and remind everyone that while moon jellyfish
are completely harmless, there are several
species of jellyfish around the world that
are incredibly venomous. These varieties can
inflict a series of stings that will certainly be painful and in a worst case
scenario can even be deadly. So remember, always
do your best, to avoid coming in contact with a jellyfish. If you thought kayaking
to the Peapod Islands was an exciting adventure, make sure to go back
and watch the episode where we paddled out to
the abandoned Fort Gorges. And don’t forget, subscribe, so you can join me and the
crew on our next location. Look at the minerals
coming off of the brick, and creating stalagmites
and stalactites. (coyote howling)

100 thoughts on “Jellyfish Challenge!

  1. i love brave wilderness but i cant get any merch or books i wish i had a golden adventure ticket oh by the way my name is josie moore i live manitoba

  2. Me: wait isnt that a moon jelly
    Coyote: screams in "pain"
    Coyote: just kidding this does not sting its a moon jelly
    Me: 😤🤬

  3. Leila



  4. jellyfish: minding its own business
    Coyote: Grabs out of water
    jellyfish: WHA-HUH?!
    Coyote: Rubs jellyfish on arm and flips over
    also Coyote: Puts back
    Jellyfish:Wtf just happened to me

  5. Guess what! I live in Australia! I have a jelly fish that can kill me omg I am so happy bout that lol

    You should come to Australia it’s amazing(not sarcasm)

  6. reminds me of a time where I was at the beach (I was pretty young) and was just casually sitting by the water playing with a dead, clear jellyfish (there were no stingers so it was ok) and my friend was playing with a brown one (also no stingers). I have no clue how we found them but they washed away when we were making a castle for them and that’s all I remember lol

  7. Moon jellies do sting. All true jellies have a sting it just isn’t enough to hurt you. And once you bring the jelly above the surface air is trapped in his bell and can damage it.

  8. When I was like ten me and my best friend were catching moon jellyfishes on the beach in Romania and playng with them and freeng them after

  9. 2 months ago a big box jellyfish when I was swimming, suddenly it stuck on my back, and I still have a really big scar on my back and my left arm, and I started to be like the people who are scared from the sea, and I think that im not gonna swim in a sea again , I hope if it was a moon jellyfish 🙁

  10. Coyote: OK guys it's our day off, what shall we do?

    The Internet (in Garth Algar voice): Same as we do everyday?

  11. Once I was running down a beach full of jellyfish and I trod one and screamed but luckily I didn't get stung🏖️🏖️😓😓

  12. I have get ower 8000 in sweden at 1 day its really slaimy and the first that yely fish dident really exist a sweden so its hard

  13. I’ve held so many huge moon jellies in my life I can’t even count. Just be careful with moon jellies because they can melt in the sun if it’s hot enough. So don’t place them on a hot dock on a sunny day. (I might know this in experience 🙃)

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