A giant spider-shaped structure in the ocean off Sydney has sparked the wildest, most bizarre and most dangerous of all wildlife hotspots.
The giant spider is one of the world’s largest spiders, measuring almost two metres long, and it has been spotted swimming at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean.
It has been nicknamed the ‘Pierce County Library’ because of its shape.
The spider was first spotted in the southern Gulf of Carpentaria off Sydney on Sunday, March 8.
It is currently estimated to be weighing up to four tonnes, and experts believe it could weigh more than four times that.
This photo of the spider was taken on March 8, 2017 by Australian Marine Parks marine park ranger David Jones.
“This is a large, well-defined spider and it’s a great indicator of the population,” marine park marine parks ranger David Brown said.
“They’re very well camouflaged.
They’re not in a good state of camouflage so it’s hard to see.”
But it’s there and you can see them.
“The first time the spider came to Australia it was a bit smaller and the second time it was much bigger.
Mr Brown said the spider had been there for three or four weeks.”
There’s probably more that have been there since then,” he said.
Mr Jones said it is not clear why it is so large and it is probably because of the environment.”
It’s just a big web with some small hairs on it,” he told ABC Radio Sydney.”
We’ve seen them in places where there is a very dense forest, where there are lots of trees and lots of plants, but not quite a large forest.
“Mr Jones added that the spiders could be found on the coast in large numbers.”
If you go on to the mainland, you’ll find a lot of them, but if you go in the sea, you might not,” he explained.”
The big thing that we have to remember is that these are animals that are very social and they are very attracted to other animals, and they’ll eat anything that moves, and that includes people.”‘
They’re so well camouflined’The spider is currently only visible from the mainland and has yet to be seen in the Southern Ocean.
Mr Black said it was difficult to see the web from the water because the water had a lot more algae than the ocean.”
In the Southern Gulf, it’s not quite the same,” he remarked.”
You have a lot less algae on the surface, which is a bit of a problem because you can’t see them.
“When you get out in the open, you can definitely see the spider in the water.”
So if you have a boat on a sandbar or you’re walking along the beach, you have to be very careful because they’re so good at hiding.
“He said it could be difficult to tell how big the spider is because of how much it has covered itself up.”
Sometimes when you’re on a beach you’ll see it covered in algae and other things, but it’s always a little bit of an illusion, because they hide,” Mr Black said.”[There are] lots of them out there, but you can usually see them if you look really closely.
“He also said it would be best to not approach the spider.”
People are not allowed to approach them.
It’s not safe for them to be there, it doesn’t look safe for humans,” he added.”
I’ve seen people on boats with no helmets, but they’re very good at going around and getting a close look at the spider.”‘
We are not sure where they are’Marine parks ranger Daniel Brown said it’s difficult to predict where the spiders are from.”
As you can imagine, if you’ve seen one, it probably comes from somewhere very far away, so we are not really sure where it’s coming from,” he observed.”
Maybe it’s just been swimming along the coast and it doesn.
Maybe it’s the ocean itself.
“And if we can’t be sure, we can be very cautious about whether or not we’re dealing with a large animal.”
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