Photographs of Jellyfish at the Vancouver Aquarium

Mark Gordon BrownStarred Page By Mark Gordon Brown, 13th Dec 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Earlier this year I took a holiday to Vancouver. One of the first things we did upon our arrival is to go the Vancouver Aquarium. The Vancouver Aquarium is located in Stanley Park, a short walk from our hotel.

A Little Information about Jellyfish

As I am sure you know jellyfish are not fish at all. They belong to the phylum cnidaria. They are graceful animals that swim freely and silently. They eat fish, plankton, other jellies, and so forth.

Jellyfish have been around for longer than most other animals, as long as 700 million years, and although there are now many species, they have not changed very much from their early form. Some are toxic to humans while others can be eaten.

The Vancouver Aquarium

Located in Stanley Park, the Vancouver Aquarium is a great place to spend a few hours and I would rank it high on things to see and do while visiting Vancouver, British Columbia.

The Vancouver Aquarium had several tanks with jellyfish and I wish I had taken the time to write down their names.

As you can probably guess by the picture quality, I also wish I had a better camera! These certainly are not quality pictures, I think the camera was trying to focus on the glass rather than the jellies, but I enjoy the look of these pictures as they almost capture the dreamy motion of their swimming.

Other Links from My Vancouver Holiday

I hope to share with you later on some of the other pictures I took at the Vancouver aquarium (including penguins, dolphins, and fish), most of which are clearer than these, but you might also like the pictures I took of the raccoons in Stanley Park, as well as the red-eared slider turtles and the great blue heron at Lost Lagoon.

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Aquarium, Blue, Fish, Jellies, Jelly, Jellyfish, Photographs, Photos, Pictures, Vancouver

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
Raised in Michigan, I have a son who recently joined the Military. I am living in Canada with my wife where we have a hobby farm.

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author avatar Buzz
13th Dec 2012 (#)

I didn't know some species can be eaten. Thanks for the feature, Mark.

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author avatar Christine Crowley
13th Dec 2012 (#)

Neat article - I didn't know that some can be eaten, also. Interesting!

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author avatar Judy Ellen
14th Dec 2012 (#)

It must have been very intriguing and exciting to be able to see them up close! I have only seen jellyfish on Animal planet! Beautiful photographs! Great share!!

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
14th Dec 2012 (#)

Thanks for the informative share, Mark. Glad you had a great time - siva

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author avatar Randy Duckworth
16th Dec 2012 (#)

Very interesting and informative!

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author avatar deepa venkitesh
5th Jan 2013 (#)

great looking forward to more pictures sir. Shares

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