Pictures of Jellyfish at The Vancouver Aquarium

Jellyfish are very unusual animals, they have been around for millions of years. I saw and photographed some at the Vancouver Aquarium. The pictures are not great but I like them anyhow.

If you recall earlier this year I took a holiday to Vancouver, British Columbia. One of the first things we did upon our arrival is to go the Vancouver Aquarium. The Vancouver Aquarium is located in Stanley Park, we walked there from our hotel.

One of the most fascinating exhibits (although they were all great) was the jellyfish. As you should know jelly fish are not fish at all. They are graceful animals that swim freely and silently. They eat fish and other small things that float around.

I think these are Pacific Sea Nettles, and no, the picture is not upsidedown.

Jellyfish have been around for longer than most other animals, as long as 700 million years, and although there are now many species, they have not changed very much from their early form. Some are toxic to humans while others can be eaten.

The Vancouver Aquarium had several tanks with jellyfish and I wish I had recorded their names. As you can also see by the picture quality, I wish I had a better camera. These certainly are not quality pictures, I think the camera was trying to focus on the glass rather than the jellies, however in some ways I enjoy the look of these pictures as they almost capture the dreamy like motion of their swimming.

I do not know what kind of jellyfish these small ones are, but again the picture is not upside down.

I hope to share with you at some other point some of the other pictures I took at the Vancouver aquarium, most of which are clearer than these, but you might also like the pictures I took of the raccoons in Stanley Park, as well as the red-eared slider turtles and great blue heron at Lost Lagoon.

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  1. Nice words and pictures
    thanks for share

  2. Woaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa it’s ubur2 :D :D :D


  3. ellies you might see at the Aquarium include moon jellies (Aurelia labiata), lion’s mane jellies (Cyanea capillata), fried egg jellies (Phacellophora camtschatica), water jellies (Aequorea spp), Japanese sea nettles (Chrysaora pacifica), Pacific sea nettles (Chrysaora fuscescens), spotted jellies (Mastigias papua) and red eye medusas (Polyorchis penicillatus). Moon jellies are the species most likely to be on exhibit all the time.

    Jellies belong to the phylum Cnidaria, which has three major classes: Hydrozoa, the primitive fern-like creatures, many of which produce small jellies; Scyphozoa, the large jellies or scyphomedusae and their polyps; and Anthozoa, the sea anemones. Although many of these animals produce a jelly as part of their life cycle, there are only about 200 species of large jellies that people are likely to notice – most of these are in the class Scyphozoa.

  4. Mark, they are beautiful.

  5. Nice photos. Thanks Mark for sharing them. I will go search if I can what type of jellyfish are those.

  6. Wow!!!

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