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Wednesday, August 1, 2007

MPBSFA Day 4: Monterey Bay Fish Bowl (Part II)

This entry isn't just about jelly fish. It's about other stuff, too, but I'll start off with jelly fish. They were my favorite exhibit at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. I think that it was also MonkeyPig's favorite. These photos were taken with my $99 cheapo camera, but MP took photos, too, so you can see much better ones when she posts them.

The entrance to the jellies exhibit had an oval ceiling with jellies and a bunch of golden anchovies swimming around and around. Jellies are like umbrellas, and MonkeyPigs are like dorks.

Baby Jellies

Crystal Jellies
These are transparent jellies. Their transparency serves as a camouflage, just like my pink shorts served as a camouflage among the wild flowers.

But when you turn on the light, you can see them.

Sea Nettles
MonkeyPig and I weren't the only ones intent on seeing the jellies.

These guys have sticky stingers all along its arms. When the arms come into contact with prey, the stingers sting and clamp onto the prey. When the prey has gone out of its mind, the arms draw the prey into the jelly's mouth.

Egg-Yolk Jellies
I guess these are pretty self-explanatory.

Lion's Mane Jelly

Nonny Nu's Experiments with Cheapo $99 Camera Settings
Sepia toned:

Black and white:


Moving Coral

Large display cases:

Leopard sharks:

In this area, people could actually touch starfish and other stuff:

Notice the shrimp, star fish, coral, and small fishes:

Part III will include group photos, Cannery Row, and the restaurant that MonkeyPig declared to be "pretty good."

1 comment:

Man from U.N.C.L.E. said...

Can't watch the videos at work :(

I love how the Jelly fish light up.