I love jellyfish! The way they move is hypnotic, so I had a blast at Baltimore Aquarium in the Jellies Invasion exhibit.
This Jellyfish is a Pacific Sea Nettle (Chrysaora Fuscescens), also called the West Coast sea nettle; it seems the East vs. West Coast rivalry continues. See how they float in the water like a butterfly in flight. Of course, I used my new favorite style transfer filter in Photoshop to make my paintings below.
The West Coast sea nettle’s species name, Fuscescens, means dusky or dark referring to the dusky color of the nettle’s bell.
The next jelly is the Atlantic Sea Nettle (Chrysaora quinquecirrha) or the East Coast sea nettle; the west coast jellies are bigger, brighter, and all-around better. Still cooler than most fish.
Blue Blubber Jelly (Catostylus mosaicus) is next; this was a hard photo to take as these jellies move real fast. To take a clear image of something fast, you need to decrease the shutter speed to fractions of a second. When the shutter speed is that fast you need more light because the camera captures less light with a faster speed. However, the flash will reflect against the aquarium tank and overexpose the image. So I was happy to get one semi-ok photo. Am I the only one that thinks their tentacles look like pine trees
The last jelly, which I think is a young Lion’s mane jellyfish.
So what is your favorite Jellyfish?