well…they're kinda lacey…

There’s been one thing I’ve wanted to do all summer, that I finally had the chance to do yesterday: visit the jellyfish.  I suppose now is the time to confess that I have had a fondness for jellyfish (weird, I know) since my first visit to the beach in third grade.  I felt so sorry for these creatures, washed up on the beach – surely they didn’t want us stepping on them any more than we wanted to feel their sting. So, when the Akron Zoo opened a jellyfish exhibit this spring, I knew I had to go.

There was just one tiny problem…they were really hard to photograph.  They were in a dark room and the tanks were dark to make them easier to see.  Not to mention, they were constantly moving.  These are the best I was able to get:

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(Japanese Sea Nettle)

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(Mangrove (Upside Down) Jelly)

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(Pacific Sea Nettle)

The Akron Zoo has really improved since the last time I was there (ages ago).  They’ve built several new spaces for various creatures (including the jellyfish) and really upgraded their look.  Although on the small side, it’s laid out well, and a nice little day trip.  However, I really don’t need to see another tiger – been there, done that (the football rival of the highschool I graduated from purchases a tiger cub every year to serve as their mascot).

Of course, now I may need to finally get around to making that jellyfish I’ve had my eye one.  Maybe after Ravelympics…

well…they’re kinda lacey…

There’s been one thing I’ve wanted to do all summer, that I finally had the chance to do yesterday: visit the jellyfish.  I suppose now is the time to confess that I have had a fondness for jellyfish (weird, I know) since my first visit to the beach in third grade.  I felt so sorry for these creatures, washed up on the beach – surely they didn’t want us stepping on them any more than we wanted to feel their sting. So, when the Akron Zoo opened a jellyfish exhibit this spring, I knew I had to go.

There was just one tiny problem…they were really hard to photograph.  They were in a dark room and the tanks were dark to make them easier to see.  Not to mention, they were constantly moving.  These are the best I was able to get:

DSCN3411

(Japanese Sea Nettle)

DSCN3432

(Mangrove (Upside Down) Jelly)

DSCN3418

(Pacific Sea Nettle)

The Akron Zoo has really improved since the last time I was there (ages ago).  They’ve built several new spaces for various creatures (including the jellyfish) and really upgraded their look.  Although on the small side, it’s laid out well, and a nice little day trip.  However, I really don’t need to see another tiger – been there, done that (the football rival of the highschool I graduated from purchases a tiger cub every year to serve as their mascot).

Of course, now I may need to finally get around to making that jellyfish I’ve had my eye one.  Maybe after Ravelympics…