Thursday, February 24, 2005

TED Aquarium Welcome Party

TED Aquarium Welcome Party
shot and edited by: Jay



Steve Garfield said...

Jellyfish are so cool.

Anonymous said...

Nice, its like an endless stream of fish!

OH, and I was curious, what DO jellyfish eat?:

"Most jellyfish are passive drifters that feed on small fish and zooplankton that become caught in their tentacles.

"Jellyfish have an incomplete digestive system, meaning that the same orifice is used for both food intake and waste expulsion." -Gross!

Jellyfish have stinging cells called 'cnidocytes', which contains the stinging nematocysts on their tentacles. Whenever a prey comes in contact with a tentacle, hundreds to thousands of nematocysts fire one or another type of "hook and line" into the prey's direction. These stinging cells are thus able to latch onto the prey and the tentacles bring the prey item into their large "mouth" for digestion.

Anonymous said...

Oh, and this was interesting too!!