The Vancouver Aquarium has announced the winners of its first-ever jelly photo contest.
And judging by the photo submissions, photographers seem to be quite taken with these brainless, heartless and boneless cnidarians.
But who wouldn’t be.
“People love the jellyfish,” says the Vancouver Aquarium’s interpretations specialist, Alex Clegg. “They’re like living lava lamps, it’s easy to be mesmerized by these animals.”
The jellies have been at the aquarium all summer and will continue to float there well into November.
The Jelly Invasion exhibit showcases thousands of jellies, one of which — the lion's mane — can grow tentacles up to 60 metres long. The exhibit also explores jellyfish as an ingredient in Asian cuisine and the dangers so-called jelly blooms pose for fisheries and ecosystems.
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What's the difference between a jelly and a jellyfish? The video below explains its all.