An underwater jewel
Sea jellies are always mesmerizing, and a wonderful reminder of the diverse beauty of the underwater world. Though these animals lack a heart, bones and a brain, they're some of the most widely distributed creatures in the world, pulsing or drifting thousands of miles on currents alone. Sea jellies can be found in every ocean on the planet.
Celebrate the beautiful boneless wonders of the ocean! Jellies, like these white-spotted jellies, often travel in groups known as blooms, smacks or swarms.
“Jellies are one of the simplest and oldest creatures on the planet, yet they're so lovely and graceful. They make it hard to get any work done, as I tend to just want to stop and watch these beautiful animals effortlessly swim.”George Parsons, senior curator
Japanese Sea Nettle
Purple Stripe Nettle