Sunday, March 02, 2008

A study of jellies

Most of the time we just see jellyfish which have washed up on shore. But occasionally water on the sound side of the island is calm enough to capture images of them as they float along in shallow areas. You may click on any of the photos below to enlarge and see more detail.

I waded in and watched the jelly move slowly through the shallow water.

Careful, don't get too close.

It expands, then contracts into this flattened shape.

It pushes itself down to the sandy bottom.

Nearly translucent, its graceful tendrils sway with the current -- beautiful to watch, but keep your distance.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Awesome photos DJ!
Amazing creatures, so many different kinds.