Watch the ‘Absolutely Frightening’ Footage of a Jellyfish Stinging in Microscopic Slow-Motion

A new video posted online Sunday shows a jellyfish sting in microscopic slow-motion — and it’s going viral.

The footage, published on a popular YouTube channel, was captured by scientists at Australia’s James Cook University using a high-speed camera.

It shows sharp barbs from the sea-creature called nematocysts emerge and inject venom as a victim sweeps by. The entire process happens with just a few milliseconds.

Just one day after being published online, the video amassed more than half-a-million views, enthralling the Internet.

[sharequote align=”center”]”Absolutely frightening.”[/sharequote]

“Absolutely frightening,” one individual wrote on YouTube.

“Fascinating,” echoed another.

Watch the Viral Footage:

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