May 31st, 2013

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Jellyfish, 270513, Chicago, Shedd Aquarium

On a recent visit to Chicago, I went to visit the famous

Shedd Aquarium

Of the many water creatures that I saw there, some of the most beautiful, and ethereal, were the

JELLYFISH

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Jellyfish, sometimes called "jellies" are the major non-polyp form of individuals of the phylum Cnidaria. They are typified as free-swimming marine animals consisting of a gelatinous umbrella-shaped bell and trailing tentacles. The bell can pulsate for locomotion, while stinging tentacles can be used to capture prey.

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Cnidaria? How does one even pronounce that? Easier to just watch these beings float across the water..

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What amazing creatures populate this Earth! Between the land, the water and the air, there will never be an end to the wonders that Nature provides.

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