Hanging with the Jellies

We had a reprieve from the rain yesterday so we went south to the Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium in Tacoma.

The Jellies were my favorites.

Especially the Sea Nettles.

Mesmerizing, don’t you think?

I could watch them all day.

~ Susanne

22 Comments on “Hanging with the Jellies

  1. I could sit and stare at jellyfish all day long. I so adore your photos. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ Yes, indeed they are mesmerizing ;D

  2. One of the greatest aspects of aquariums like this is how they have highlighted the majesty of the jellyfish with huge spaces for them and perfect lighting to capture them as well!

  3. So amazing and beautiful, Susanne! Life down there is so different from us. ❀️

  4. They are fascinating. My favourites are Octopus and Squid. I like the way they change colour.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  5. I’m with you – I could watch the jellyfish all day long and not get bored!! The movies were beautuful!

  6. Great photos Susanne. Sea Nettles is a good name for jellyfish! I like seeing them in the water. The trick is not to run into them.

    • Thanks, Graham. I’ve only seen the more common moon jellyfish in Puget Sound but haven’t bumped into them while in the water. I love watching the Sea Nettles in the aquarium, but heard their sting is quite painful.

  7. When my sister and I visited the San Juan Islands, years ago, the water was teeming with reddish brown ones of all sizes. We were not tempted to molest them, knowing their reputation for self defense, but we enjoyed watching them. That was pre-cell phone so we didn’t get photos like we would today. Your photos are enough to rekindle my wanderlust.

    • Wonderful memories! I have mostly seen moon jellies in Puget Sound, usually while looking down from a dock or boat. I don’t recall seeing any of the more exotic looking ones in the wild.

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