Being back on the shore of Monterey Bay reminded me how much I enjoyed trips to the Monterey Bay Aquarium. My favorite exhibit is always the jellies floating in half darkness: mysterious and graceful, moving to the rhythm of the water.
Some, like this one, are so translucent they almost disappear in bright light.
Dense and complicated structures, but no real brain, and yet, they are in all oceans on the planet and have been for more than 500 million years. They are the longest surviving multi-organ animal on the planet, so give them some respect as well as admire their beauty.
You can read all about jellies on wikipedia, it’s fascinating stuff!
… the sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonders forever.