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.
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
I just love how soft and feathery they look
Northern Sea Nettle or Chrysaora melanaster is a delicate looking jellyfish
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
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
The Blue Blubber Jellyfish (Catostylus mosaicus) was my favorite of all the jellies
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?
The Jellyfish were a delight that I recommend you visit while in Baltimore.
Blue Blubber Jellyfish
Moon Jelly Baltimore
Lion’s Mane Jellyfish
Lion’s Mane Jelly
Blue Blubber Jellyfish at the National Aquarium
Northern Sea Nettle at the National Aquarium
Pacific Sea Nettle National Aquarium
This gentleman is perhaps a Lion’s Mane Jelly?
Lion’s Mane Jellyfish
Northern Sea Nettle Jellyfish
Here you can see all of his great tentacles, they can reach a length of 10 feet!
5 thoughts on “Jellies Invasion Exhibit at National Aquarium Baltimore”
So beautiful! Those are always my favorite part of aquariums…so meditative to watch them move.
I love aquariums – especially jellyfish! They’re so photogenic.
They sure are, they move slowly and are well lit! 🙂
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 !
Yes, they were pretty great, there are more pictures to come!