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The Jellyfish quarter at the Monterery Aquarium 15th April 2009

2 Responses to “The Jellyfish quarter at the Monterery Aquarium”

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    Jonas:

    A great idea to display four images of it. Beautiful work!

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    US Pictures:

    It is "Monterey" not "Monterery".
    Anyways, when i went there,the first time I could not believe the jelly fish exhibit, I was spellbound . We have ALWAYS avoided them like the plague while at the beach, slimmy goopy stingers…..We were unprepared for such exquisite beautiful jelly fish, amazing. It is a fantastic place to visit.
    Ur picture reminds me of the trip.

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The Jellyfish quarter at the Monterery Aquarium

The story behind "The Jellyfish quarter at the Monterery Aquarium"

Usually I am not too fond of aquariums and definitely not of zoos, especially after having bene lucky enough to have seen so many animals in the wild. But when I got an invitation to see the famous aquarium of Monterey, I took a look.

Of course the otters (both seaotters as well as river otters) were the cutest, though confined to a very small space, compared to the ones we saw outside in the bay.

What impressed me most were the animals I hate the most when I am in the water with them: in an empty tank were several giant jellyfish floating as if imitating an active lavalamp. It was quite mesmerizing, to watch their bright orange colour flow fluidly against the hard blue of the basin (I have actually desaturated for the image above, as the natural colours looked to un-natural!).

The above is just one of them, in 4 successive shots. It made me realize that a large and wonderful part of our ExposedPlanet (which we silly enough call Earth, even though most of the surface is Water) is still hidden beneath sealevel…

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