On a recent scuba trip to San Carlos, Mexico (on the Sea of Cortez), I noticed a plethora of jellyfish near the boat’s ladders after a dive. Since I found them so interesting, I decided to devote a separate post to my photos of the jellies.
The first thing you need to know is that these were not stingy jellyfish. I knew this because by the time I saw them, I had swum right through the throng on my way to the ladders. If I didn’t already know they weren’t stingy, I may not have been as hands-on as I was! On the other hand, you never know with me.
Actually, after a bit of googling, I’m pretty sure these are not jellyfish at all, but rather, comb jellies. And yes, comb jellies and jellyfish are two distinct groups of animals.
My comb jelly photos
I think the photos speak for themselves, so won’t add much commentary. I’ll just say this – hopefully you find these creatures as cool as I do! Playing with them was definitely a highlight of my trip.
P.S. – I took all these photos using my cell phone, which I think handled the job pretty well!
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