Tuesday, January 30, 2018

A Little Road Trip to Monterey Bay Part III

Gentle Friends its Tuesday and the adventure continues.....

... it's hard to see in a still photo but this exhibit is huge - it's is a gigantic overhead tank of Pacific Sardines... they swim in circles and flash brightly as the sun above hits them... this leads on to the "Jellies" a really beautiful exhibit that is a real "not to miss" section of the Aquarium!!

... The Purple Stripped Jelly......

There were many more Jellies I just didn't want to overload you with pictures... the entire exhibit is hypnotizing and beautiful, a real treat for the eyes!! 

...then it was on to the Baja Peninsula where there are desert dwellers like this tarantula (hard to see but under the rock) and his bronze counterpart on the ledge

... and along the bottom are there Garden Eels..

... and then we came up to another enormous tank of swiftly swimming fish called Lookdowns - again they swam fast and flashed color. it was quite mesmerizing!!  These fish usually stay close to shore as young then move out to the open water as adult fish thus linking the reefs to the open ocean moving freely back and forth.

I think that will wrap it up for today.  There's only one more Post to this ongoing narrative that I'll get up tomorrow.... thanks for letting me revisit our day I hope you are enjoying it as much as I am!!

Take care,


Laura said...

The Monterey Bay Aquarium is one of my most favorite places to go to - haven't been there in several years - thank you for sharing your trip with us - ,loving every moment of it!!

Kaisievic said...

Edgar, your jellyfish photos are just amazing! Thank you so much for sharing them.

Mary said...

Your photos of the jellyfish are stunning - thank you for sharing them!

Mary in MN

diamondc said...

Dearest Edgar: I love ocean life, thank-you for sharing.
I like spiders its ants I hate the most.


Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Your photos rock! Thank you for letting us tag along on your amazing day. :)

Vicki said...

Great photos! My favorite is the jellyfish - just beautiful. I need to visit an aquarium, there's so much to see.

Shelly said...

I think the spiders eyes are shining! The jellies section looks like it might be my favorite. Thanks Edgar!