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Saturday, April 07, 2007

Monterey Bay Aquarium



I indulged myself and travelled 130 miles south yesterday to Monterey...   The wharf and waterfront area was very nostalgic for me (that's where I grew up), and the Monterey Bay Aquarium was, of course, fantastic !!!   Well worth the $24.95 admission price...

5 Comments:

At Saturday, April 07, 2007 3:38:00 PM, Blogger watchthis said...

wowww great pictures !!!!!

 
At Saturday, April 07, 2007 4:30:00 PM, Blogger Henri Banks said...

Book ready postcards ,start selling your pics !!!!

 
At Saturday, April 07, 2007 5:22:00 PM, Blogger griesmail said...

great, such mysterious creatures (Jelley fish)

 
At Saturday, April 07, 2007 6:41:00 PM, Blogger AphotoAday said...

Thanks, all, for the compliments...
And yes, Trijnie (Griesmail), the jellyfish exhibits were absolutely out of this world !!!   This particular type of jellyfish is called a Sea Nettle, and their movements are absolutely hypnotic... I took a picture of the sign explaining them:
"Jellies drift through open seas.
Because it takes so little energy, drifting is the most economical way to travel the vast open waters.   Drifting jellies need only pulse their bells gently as they ride the ocean's currents.   As they go, they feed on small fishes.
They're built to go with the flow.
Alien as it looks, a jelly's soft shape is perfectly adapted to its environment.   The animal's thin skin stretches over a body that's more than 95% water (no bones or shells to weigh it down).   And as the jelly drifts, those dangling tentacles, covered with stinging cells, are combind the water to catch its prey.

 
At Sunday, April 08, 2007 3:58:00 AM, Blogger Kimberley said...

I think you had an awesome week. Would have loved to have been in your shoes, These are wonderful such clarity and color

 

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