13 Remarkable Species of Jellyfish at the Monterey Aquarium

13 Remarkable Species of Jellyfish at the Monterey Aquarium

The jellyfish exhibits are always my favorite parts of an aquarium to explore. They’re amazing creatures and best of all so photogenic. On our visit to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, they had a special “Jellies Experience” which had so many jellyfish  we had never seen in other aquariums. Lucky me! :) Jacob had trouble peeling me away from these guys.

13 Remarkable Species of Jellyfish at the Monterey Aquarium Ca.
Moon Jellies (Click through to see more pictures of jellyfish).

13 REMARKABLE SPECIES OF JELLYFISH AT THE MONTEREY AQUARIUM

1. South American Sea Nettle (chrysaora plocamia)

Sea Nettle Jellyfish at the Monterey Bay Aquarium CA.Sea Nettles {Click through to see more Jellyfish Images}.
South American Sea Nettles (13 Remarkable Species of Jellyfish at the Monterey Aquarium).

2. Umbrella Jellyfish (eutonina indicans)

Umbrella jellyfish (Eutonina indicans) {Click through to see more Jellyfish Photos}.Umbrella jellyfish {Click through to see more Pictures of Jellyfish}.

3. Flame Jellyfish (rhopilema esculentum)

Flame Jellyfish (rhopilema esculentum) // 13 Remarkable Species of Jellyfish at the Monterey Bay Aq.
Flame Jellyfish Photos (Rhopilema Esculentum) at the Monterey Aquarium CA.Flame Jellyfish Photos (Rhopilema Esculentum) .

4. Moon Jellyfish (aurelia labiata)

Moon Jellies (13 Remarkable Species of Jellyfish at the Aquarium in Monterey).
Moon Jellyfish Images (13 remarkable species of jellyfish at the Monterey Aquarium)Moon Jellies (Click through to see more images of jellyfish).
Moon Jelly Fish (13 Remarkable Species of Jellyfish at the Monterey Bay Aquarium).

5. Upside Down Jellyfish (cassiopea)

Upside Down Jelly (cassiopea) // 13 Remarkable Species of Jellyfish at the Monterey Aquarium.
Upside Down Jellyfish (click through to see more jellyfish photos).

6. Black Sea Nettle (chrysaora achlyos)

Black Sea Nettles (13 Remarkable Species of Jellyfish at the Monterey California Aquarium).
Black Sea Nettle (chrysaora achlyos).

7. White Spotted Jellyfish (mastigias papua)

White Spotted Jellyfish (mastigias papua) at the Monterey Aquarium California.
White Spotted Jellyfish (Mastigias Papua).White Spotted Jelly (Mastigias Papua) at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

8. Pacific Sea Nettle (chrysaora fuscescens)

Pacific Sea Nettle (chrysaora fuscescens) // 13 Remarkable Species of Jellyfish at the Montery Aquarium.

9. Crown Jellyfish (cephea cephea)

Crown Jellyfish (cephea cephea) // 13 Remarkable Species of Jellyfish at the Monteray Bay Aquarium.

10. Crystal Jellyfish (aequorea sp)

Crystal Jellyfish (aequorea sp) // 13 Remarkable Species of Jellyfish at the Monterey Aquarium.
Crystal Jelly (13 Remarkable Species of Jellyfish at the Monterey California Aquarium).

11. Indonesian Sea Nettle (chrysaora chinensis)

Indonesian Sea Nettle Jellyfish at the Monterey Aquarium.Indonesian Sea Nettles {Click through to see more images of jellyfish}.
Indonesian Sea Nettle Jellyfish (13 Remarkable Species of Jellyfish at the Monterey Bay Aquarium).

12. Lions Mane Jellyfish (cyanea capillata)

Lions Mane Jelly (13 Remarkable Species of Jellyfish at the Monterey Aquarium).
Lions Mane Jellyfish {Click Through to See More Jellyfish Images}.Lions Mane Jelly Fish at the Monterey Bay Aquarium California.

13. Warty Comb Jelly (mnemiopsis leidyi)

Warty Comb Jellyfish (13 Remarkable Species of Jellyfish at the Monterey Bay Aquarium).
Warty Comb Jelly (mnemiopsis leidyi).
All photos taken with a Canon 5D Mark III and 35 mm f/1.4 L lens.

There are more species of jellyfish, but these were the ones that came out best in photos. The last one is my all time favorite type of jellyfish. I first saw it at the Georgia Aquarium and was fascinated by the the self illuminating neon colors along the side. It was first discovered in 2009, and I really can’t believe how we’re still discovering new species today.

MONTEREY FAMILY PACKAGE GIVEAWAY

I’m so excited that See Monterey is giving away these tickets so you can experience more of what Monterey has to offer. The package includes:

  • 4 tickets to the Monterey Bay Aquarium
  • 4 tickets to the MY Museum

To enter the giveaway, visit See Monterey here. If you need more info on the area, you can download a free visitor’s guide here (link is at the bottom).

Monterey Bay Aquarium
886 Cannery Row
Monterey CA 93940

831.648.4800

Check out the rest of the Monterey Aquarium here.
Are you a fan of the jellyfish exhibits?
What’s your favorite species of jellyfish?

xoxo estherJacob

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