This past weekend we visited the Monterey Bay Aquarium. I am a big fan of aquariums, and I have frequented quite a few, but I have never visited a place this large in scale before. Every exhibit was amazing and breathe taking, but I would have to say that my favorite was the jelly experience. These – of course – were the best photos taken of our visit.
A few and weird and interesting facts about the Jelly fish we saw at the aquarium -
- Upside Down Jellies are more than 95 percent water. They don’t have bones, brains, teeth or fins.
- Moon Jellies have symmetrical bodies that allow each other to catch prey and avoid danger.
- Cross Jellies have thousands of stinging cells that stun prey by injecting a does of toxins.
- Elegant Jellies glow in the dark. If you shine a blue light on an Elegant jelly, neon green dots appear around the edge of the bell. Remove the lights and it’s crystal clear.
- The jellies exhibit tanks are kreisels, a design developed in Germany about a decade ago. They're circular tanks with no corners and especially good homes for delicate creatures that might injure themselves in a tank with corners.
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