Jellies Invasion Exhibit at National Aquarium Baltimore

I started my visit to the National Aquarium in Baltimore with a visit to the Jellies Invasion exhibit!

These little guys are Aurelia aurita better known as Moon Jellyfish. Fun fact: When deprived of food, they can shrink to 1/10th of their size to save energy.

These little guys are Aurelia aurita better known as Moon Jellyfish. Fun fact: When deprived of food, they can shrink to 1/10th of their size to save energy.

This cluster of Moon Jellies seemed to pose for a family portrait as I was admiring them

This cluster of Moon Jellies seemed to pose for a family portrait as I was admiring them

Here are some more Moon Jellyfish that were illuminated with blue light

Here are some more Moon Jellyfish that were illuminated with blue light

Blue Moon Jellyfish

I just love how soft and feathery they look

 Northern Sea Nettle or  Chrysaora melanaster  is a delicate looking jellyfish

Northern Sea Nettle or Chrysaora melanaster is a delicate looking jellyfish

Here you can see all of his great tentacles, they can reach a length of 10 feet!

Here you can see all of its great tentacles, they can reach a length of 10 feet!

This Sea Nettle almost looks like a mushroom

This Sea Nettle almost looks like a mushroom

Pacific Sea Nettle or Chrysaora fuscescens was one of the more showy jellyfish

Pacific Sea Nettle or Chrysaora fuscescens was one of the more showy jellyfish

This Pacific Sea Nettle tucked its self nicely into its cap while it floated downward on its back

This Pacific Sea Nettle tucked its self nicely into its cap while it floated downward on its back

Blue Blubber Jellyfish

The Blue Blubber Jellyfish (Catostylus mosaicus) was my favorite of all the jellies

blue Blubber Jellyfish

The Blue Blubbers would flit through their tanks, when an obstacle would present itself, the Blubbers would just bounce off in a new direction, so cute!

This gentleman is perhaps a Lion's Mane Jelly?

This gentleman is, perhaps, a Lion’s Mane Jelly?

The Jellyfish were a delight that I recommend you visit while in Baltimore.

 

5 thoughts on “Jellies Invasion Exhibit at National Aquarium Baltimore

  1. You have taken some really nice pictures here! I can’t recall ever seeing the jellyfishes at the Baltimore Aquarium. I must have missed it! Although, I must say, I was more fascinated with the gigantic sting rays !

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