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The Moonie

In the Tropical Diver area of the aquarium, behind a window of dark water, is the Moon Jelly--the typical jellyfish you might find washed up on a beach.  It's found worldwide in temperate areas and is most often seen floating among surface waters, over reefs and along coastal shores.

The reproductive organs can be seen through its transparent dome, colored here by lights that change color. 

This is a series of pics taken at our Georgia Aquarium here in Atlanta last week.



The Moonie

In the Tropical Diver area of the aquarium, behind a window of dark water, is the Moon Jelly--the typical jellyfish you might find washed up on a beach.  It's found worldwide in temperate areas and is most often seen floating among surface waters, over reefs and along coastal shores.

The reproductive organs can be seen through its transparent dome, colored here by lights that change color. 

This is a series of pics taken at our Georgia Aquarium here in Atlanta last week.



comments (23)

  • Neil Tandy
  • Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 27 Mar 2007, 00:12
The aquarium work is turning out very nicely Gramma Ginn, there is no doubt about that. Another lovely shot. Kindest regards, Neil.-x-
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Mr. Louis. I just found out on someone's site that you moved to SA in 1987, the same year we moved to Atlanta. Trivia that counts. grin
  • Mia
  • 27 Mar 2007, 00:59
Oh my... Mia don't like jellyfish! sad But they're lovely with their illuminating lights and the gracefulness with which they move around. This picture's captured it
Ginnie Hart: I can certainly understand why someone would have problems with these jelly fish, Mia! I recall my mom saying she got bitten by several when she was a girl. I wonder if too many bites can be lethal?
How do you manage to but together some many wonderful series ?
Ginnie Hart: I end up doing series, Johnny, after trips and come up with too many pics! I figure if I can pick out a week's worth, it'll be a nice series, rather than mixing them all in together. Right now I'm working on my Bath pics from February 24th (!) so that will be another series. HA!
This is a great capture. The black background really makes the jellyfish stand out!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Duane. That means a lot.
Star Wars, MIB - you see Ginnie I'm getting a lot of ideas. Nature is so astonishing. Great shot.
Ginnie Hart: Nature IS astonishing, Thomas, for sure. Glad you got some ideas. smile
  • Robs
  • 27 Mar 2007, 05:16
The black background is perfect for this! All those white signs seems stars in the sky. Very nice Ginnie.
Now, I guess there should be a way to change the background color, if I find how to do that, I will probably use some black too sometimes wink
Ginnie Hart: HA! I didn't think about those specks looking like stars, Rob. I almost took them out but decided not to. Glad I didn't. smile
  • dotun
  • 27 Mar 2007, 05:58
Very well done Ginnie, this is pretty nice.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Dotun.
This looks like something straight from Scientific American. Nice work!
Ginnie Hart: HA! Don't I wish. grin
Wow Simply Wonderfull Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Awww. Thanks, Roland.
  • sk
  • 27 Mar 2007, 06:44
i really wouldn't want anybody to see my reporductive organs LOL, nice informative stuff
Ginnie Hart: I almost fell off my chair laughing over this one, àsìkò. grin
jellyfish are so weird, just water ! not a big fan, but it's very cool on picture smile
Ginnie Hart: For a creature that can hardly navigate on its own, it sure packs a whallop of a bite! I guess that's it's only protection. Thanks for your comment, Frederic.
E.T !!! Funny and so weird !
Ginnie Hart: HA! I think we all need to phone home. smile
Great green color on this
It looks like an alien from space smile
Ginnie Hart: The more people are saying this, the more I'm agreeing, Magnus. Kinda spooky now. smile
  • Ruth
  • Michigan, USA
  • 27 Mar 2007, 10:21
It's beautiful, and freaky too, knowing the injury they wreak. Glad he's behind glass!
Ginnie Hart: Didn't Mom use to tell us about a time she was bit by several jellyfish when she was young? That story is hiding in the recesses of my mind, which is why I know they can wreak havoc! So yes, I'm glad they were out of reach behind the glass!
Really like this image Ginnie - works well against the black background.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Bernie.
Beautiful colours against a black background - nice smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Aksel.
I still like your other jelly fish better. This one looks like a green tomato hanging in a dark room. (This is just me being jealous 'cause your aquarium photos are sooooo gooooood...)
Ginnie Hart: Just for you, Samira, I've queued another jellyfish pic that you'll like better for Sunday. smile
fantastic live green Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Nicola. It also turned blue and purple. smile
  • chris p
  • where the clocks change to summer!
  • 27 Mar 2007, 23:07
Like science fiction, nicely done Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Awww. Thanks, Chris.
  • Ellie
  • 27 Mar 2007, 23:58
Oooh, jellyfish. I like jellyfish pictures smile

So, would this one be white normally? If it has different coloured lights on it, would it look different under a different colour?
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Ellie--white or a translucent gray. I recall it also was blue and purple and they all looked similar, depending on how they were falling/floating around. I have another jellyfish pic for you on Sunday. But it's one with tentacles again. smile
  • Neil Tandy
  • Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 28 Mar 2007, 06:28
Less of the insults please Gramma Ginn; it's Neil not louis!!! LOL -x-
Ginnie Hart: OMG, right country, wrong man. I'm now in Time-Out! sad
It looks light like a feather. Moonie, I like that.
Ginnie Hart: They are so light, Julia, that the currents move them along at whim!
Strange ! and beautiful - It's very difficult to manage focus with this kind of shot !
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Zeb. Thanks.

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