Tuesday, November 17, 2009

WATERY WEDNESDAY

I'm jumping ahead a bit on our journey as we are at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. We lived in Monterey in the early 80's and had to move a month before it opened. It took us 27 years to get back but it was worth the wait, as we had a great time looking at all the exhibits, which included those of the jellyfish.

I think these are the ones called the Purple Striped Jelly but please correct me if I am wrong. You can see that I am mesmerized by them. Stare at them long enough and you feel yourself being hypnotized. These are Gregg's photos.

A group of jellyfish is often called a smack. Many species of jellyfish are also capable of congregating into large swarms or blooms consisting of hundreds or even thousands of individuals. The formation of these blooms is a complex process that depends on ocean currents, nutrients, temperature and oxygen content.

Never did figure this one out.

Or this one but they were fascinating. Usually I try to remember to take pictures of the identification signs but I couldn't find any in my folder.

I do know these are called Moon Jellies.



Here's a short video of the Purple Striped Jelly.


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37 comments:

  1. Gorgeous photos! Oh my! It must have been just lovely to see those beautiful creatures up close.

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  2. what stunning photos of those jelly fish.

    Gill in Canada

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  3. The jelly fish are neat looking sea creatures. So many different colors. Wonderfl photos.

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  4. I could stare at them all day !
    What awesome pictures, and the details are just wonderful.
    Love those colors of blue, how absolutely spectacular Denise.

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  5. Wow these are awesome Denise, I always enjoy my visits to your site.

    All the best
    Guy
    Regina In Pictures

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  6. I took photos like that at the aquarium in Canada but I didn't get anything near as spectacular as yours. They're absolutely fabulous!!! Please tell Gregg, "Well done!"

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  7. What amazing pictures! So beautiful!

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  8. Great pics. There are some beautiful, exotic creatures in aquatiums. We loved the Denver aruarium when we visited last spring.

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  9. Amazing photos and fascinating video. Excellent!
    Sunny :)

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  10. Hypnotic!

    We have moon jellies, so it was like seeing a neighbor on your blog, D.


    Well done as usual...

    Aloha, Friend!


    Comfort Spiral

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  11. Jelly fish are such extraordinary organisms and, as you said, quite hynotic. Wonderful photographs and the video really drew me in.

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  12. These are awesome Denise!
    I think the first few shots look almost like abstract paintings. :)

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  13. I also loved this Monterey aquarium, it's fabulous.
    Thanks for this post and for the memories!California is a paradise!Glad to see that you also enjoyed this cool aquarium.
    Léia

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  14. I've been to that aquarium twice, the last time 20 years ago. I need to get their again.

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  15. A very watery post and also very interesting. The colours are great. Did they have any of our killer jelly fish?

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  16. Wow! Thats a very watery and lovely post. Thanks for sharing .-)

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  17. These are fantastic photos of the jelly fish! I have no luck with my pictures when it comes to taking pictures of these creatures..

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  18. Awesome pictures! My pics didn't come out very good when my son and I were there a few years ago. It is a magical place. He got to "scuba" in their tide pool and had a great time. Hope you did too.
    Thanks for sharing!
    Cparice

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  19. Your photos make me want to visit the aquarium to witness these fascinating creatures for myself. Kewl photos!

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  20. Fascinating photos! Easy to be hypnotized by these creatures.

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  21. Those are great jellyfish photos! I had no idea that there were so many different varieties! Beautiful!

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  22. these are fantastic shots! i enjoyed each photo. my brothers and i used to play with jellyfish when we were kids--then my mom knew about it and she was hysterical. i never touched a jellyfish after that.:p

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  23. Denise, I loved all those jellyfish photos. Gregg did a great job.

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  24. Enjoyed the video,they are such graceful creatures,almost hypnotic.Wonderful photography.

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  25. Stunning . . . absolutely stunning. Well worth the 27 year wait I'm guessing!!!!

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  26. Amazing photos - the first looks like something from a science fiction movie with the ghostly blues.
    Melbourne Daily Photo

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  27. Really interesting shots through the glass! Mine never look that good. Jelly fish are such strange and exotic creatures.

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  28. I love these pictures. The lighting and colors are excellent.

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  29. I'm so glad you found the purple striped jelly fish. I'll start looking for the peanut butter fish, so we can make a sandwich, okay? ;-) Yummm...

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  30. I've seen their jelly exhibits. They are so relaxing to watch.

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  31. You did a great job on these captures Denise. Love it.

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