Saturday, January 13, 2007

Dancing Jellyfish

"QUANTUM SHOT" #82


Japanese Jellyfish Are Positively Glowing

Most of these shots were taken in Osaka Aquarium, Japan.

Japanese Aquarium, Ocean World
Japanese Aquarium, Ocean World
Japanese Aquarium, Ocean World
Japanese Aquarium, Ocean World
Japanese Aquarium, Ocean World
Japanese Aquarium, Ocean World
Japanese Aquarium, Ocean World
Japanese Aquarium, Ocean World
Japanese Aquarium, Ocean World
Japanese Aquarium, Ocean World
Japanese Aquarium, Ocean World
Japanese Aquarium, Ocean WorldJapanese Aquarium, Ocean World
Japanese Aquarium, Ocean World

Image credits (click on them to see more jellyfish pics):
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14


2. It's an entirely different story outside of the Aquarium

Nomura jellyfish periodically "attack", or rather infest the warm Japanese seas. Some are 1 meter wide, with the largest reportedly being up to 4 meters in length. Wikipedia article documents the invasion. In the meantime coastal communities in Japan are doing their best to promote jellyfish as a novelty food, sold dried and salted, and some even turned into cookies.

Japanese Aquarium, Ocean World
Japanese Aquarium, Ocean World
Japanese Aquarium, Ocean World

Just to give you a sense of proportion, here is a picture of
Baby Jellyfish
Japanese Aquarium, Ocean World

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