Weekly Photo Challenge: Dance ( under the Kelp Forest)

Can’t help showing the Monterey Bay Aquarium, again.

The pictures were taken by my wife.CIMG5261

Fishes were sort of dancing underneath the kelp forest which is a rare habitat.CIMG5262

Please enjoy!


Weekly Photo Challenge: Weightless ( Jellyfish )

The jellyfish looks weightless when floating in water.CIMG5225

The following is extracted from a website known as Marine Science Today which I think is very interesting for reading:

Did you know that jellyfish have been orbiting Earth since the early 90s? To study the effects if weightlessness, NASA launched into space 2,487 jellyfish polyps that eventually became more than 60,000 jellies. The end goal of the experiment was to see how the jellyfish developed without gravity and how they would respond once back on Earth. Jellyfish were used because they, like humans, orient themselves according to gravity. It turns out that the space jellies didn’t develop that gravity-sensing abilities and they had trouble getting around once back in gravity.DSCF9921

Read more: http://marinesciencetoday.com/2013/10/21/jellyfish-raised-in-space-dont-like-gravity/#ixzz3xCnMpuFF

Here are some photos taken by my wife in the Monterrey Aquarium in 2014.DSCF9939

I didn’t know that they don’t like gravity.

They are just amazing!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Creepy (Fish)

This week’s DP photo challenge is Creepy.

This was how I felt when I took this photo in the aquarium at Okinawa, Japan.DSC_0204

The stripes, the fragile fins, the eyes, the lack of motion of the fish altogether gave me a creepy feeling when the blue light in the aquarium shone through the Lion fish.

Jellyfishes at Monterey Aquarium, USA (1)

For the following Saturdays (my time), I will be showing a series of jellyfishes.CIMG5227

These pictures were taken by my wife earlier this year as part of her visit which involved travelling 5400 miles in the National Parks of the South West and a return trip from Las Vegas back to San Francisco via the Pacific Highway.

The jellyfishes at Monterey Aquarium are just fascinating!