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:
(Japanese Sea Nettle)
(Mangrove (Upside Down) Jelly)
(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…