Monday, March 21, 2011

J Is For Jellyfish

Oregon Coast Aquarium 7

It's time again for ABC Wednesday. If you aren't participating in ABC Wednesday, you are missing out on a lot of fun.

This week the letter is J. J is for jellyfish. Jellyfish are found in every ocean, from the surface to the deep sea. Here a a few photos I have taken of Jellyfish.

Oregon Coast Aquarium 6

In countries like Japan, Korea and China, it is considered a delicacy to eat Jellyfish. I don't think that I would eat them.

Oregon Coast Aquarium 8

In the Artic Sea, the North Atlantic Sea and Northern Pacific Ocean lives a Jellyfish that can grow to over 120 feet long. It is the Lion's Mane Jellyfish, the largest known Jellyfish in the world.

Here is a short video I have shot of Jellyfish

I hope you have enjoyed this weeks installment of ABC Wednesday. See you next week!


  1. they look very pleasant, but they can cause harm, I hear.
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

  2. I am totally fascinated by jellyfish. They are so beautiful and mysterious looking. Love the video clip you added too.

  3. Tried to cook octopus at home once, tough, awful, I don't think I would try jellyfish either. Interesting post.

  4. What a great post for the J Day, Richie! And they are beautiful! Hope your week is going well! Enjoy!

    ABC Team

  5. I am so impressed with your photos and your video! I would be frightened to get that close to them! I remember teaching kids all about these creatures when I was teaching Oceanography to 4th graders and they were fascinated by them. We watched a Bill Nye the Science Guy video and I have to say your photos and video are better than those ones were. Have a jolly good week,

    ABCW Team

  6. I posted Jellyfish too!!! Great post :)

  7. They are fascinating but, like you, I think I'd avoid eating one (or even two)! :)

  8. No I wouldn't like one of those served on a plate, they are much prettier in the water, Beautiful photos. At certain times of the year Portuguese Man of War float in numbers through the sea channel here, amazing sight (from the safety of the bridge).

  9. Very interesting J.

    Please come and meet the J's in my Family, hope to see you around, thanks!

  10. Super photos, Richard. You must have been nearer the jellyfish than I have any desire to be.

  11. I used to work over at Sea World a few years back and many a times I would take a short cut through the saltwater Aquarium after I gotten off from my post and then usually spend about 10 to 15 minutes watching the Jelly Fish, they swim so gracefully, and are very fasinating creatures to watch.

    I would think that eating Jelly fish would be rather slimy, no thank you not in my mouth.

    Enjoy your photos, they are great for the letter J post.

  12. Gorgeous photos. I've eaten jellyfish. it's okay. Rather rubbery if not prepared right.

  13. Great photos and an excellent video. The way those jellyfish move is hypnotising. Was the blue background there or did you add it later?

  14. Oh are those cool! My daughter and I were in England and went to visit a famous castle by the sea. The water around it was literally pink with jellyfish. This reminded me of that although your photos look surreal!
    Great post!

  15. Pretty amazing photos, Richard. Lyrical and lovely from a safe distance!

  16. Outstanding photos and a great video. Fascinating.
    While sailing in the Indian Ocean (Arabian Sea) the sea was full of Jellyfish, the bell was brown and hard. We found out it was Crambionella Orsini.

  17. Eat them I would not, and it is no fun being in the sea together with them! ;)

  18. These pictures are beautiful! Very relaxing image for my mind in this end of the busy day here, thanks a lot!
    Léia - Bonjour Luxembourg

  19. I love to watch 'em float around in an aquarium but baby, ya don't want to mess with 'em in the oceans water. Nasty little boogers they are!

    God bless ya and have a most amazin' day Man!!! :o)

  20. Great entry with amazing shots! Don't like jellyfish much though!
    Thanks for sharing your beautiful pics;o)

    Have a nice day****