Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Monterey Bay Aquarium Live Jelly Cam




If you’re feeling stressed, need a moment to decompress, or simply really love jellyfish, the Monterey Bay Aquarium has an awesome live video feed that’ll provide you with all the underwater zen you need. It’s the Live Jelly Cam, HiDef footage of lovely Pacific sea nettles (Chrysaora fuscescens) drifting and blooping through the water from 7am to 6pm PST.

“Get an up-close look at the delicate sea nettles in our Open Sea exhibit.

Watch as their long tentacles and lacey mouth-arms move smoothly through the water. But don’t let these unassuming invertebrates fool you—their graceful trailing parts are covered in stinging cells used for hunting. When their tentacles touch tiny drifting prey, the stinging cells paralyze it and stick tight. The prey is moved to the mouth-arms and then to the mouth, where it’s digested.”



1 comment:

Unknown said...

They've got a shark cam, too, at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5YGSS5P8X0