I was looking through my Lightroom photos while processing some images for the new iridescent vinyl sheets that I added to my Knife & Scissors shop. I found these images from 2017 where I took Bruce to the free for locals day hosted by the Monterey Bay Aquarium and it really brought me back. So, I thought I would share them here.
The jellyfish exhibit is one of the most iconic at the aquarium, and it’s my personal favorite. I love the darkness, serene feeling thanks to music, and of course all of the beautiful jellyfish. I like to throw relaxing things onto my TV when I am feeling especially stressed out, and their live Jellyfish cam is about as chill as it gets. The best part to me is when I leave it on long enough and you can hear the aquarium closing down while the Jellyfish just keep floating around.
Bruce looks so little here, I imagine that he’s mostly forgotten our visit. I can’t wait until the aquarium is open again so that I can take him. These are pacific sea nettles.
Jellyfish are pretty wild – they have no brains, bones, teeth, blood, or fins. It seems crazy to me because some of them are quite large.
This one looks a bit like a cracked egg yolk.
I’m not sure what kinds of jellyfish these are, I remember they were very small and delicate looking.
Here is Bruce and some other kids looking at purple-striped jellyfish.
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