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Going With The Flow – Jellies at Shedd Aquarium

February 8, 2012

My Life as a Science Promoter on November 23, 2011

The world population today is 7,004,852,609

Erika Johnson PhotoFirst of all, the photo is from my friend Erika Johnson Photo. This post would have not have been possible without her…

Recently I was hanging out with a group of close friends and found myself in an ambient mood. You know, those days where you don’t want to lead, you don’t want to follow, you just want to go with the flow. Jellies are masters of going with the flow. (FYI, the marine biology community has renamed them. RIP ‘jellyfish’)

For 500 million years jellies have drifted with the ocean’s currents. They are known to float for 1000’s of miles. Luckily for people in Chicago, we can see these ‘Masters of Flow’ at work. The Shedd Aquarium has Jellies–some beautiful, some mysterious, but every one of them fascinating.

The exhibit is relaxing. Ambient music plays on the speakers as you admire the graceful, slow-moving jellyfish. Melissa, the care taker of the jellyfish, was very helpful with the weird, random questions I had. Thank you Melissa. Shedd  also raises awareness about conservation and the growing health problems of our planet’s oceans.

I recommend you spend time at Jellies. If you don’t have the cash to get in, I signed up for a membership today which entitles me to 1 guest per visit. Comment below and you can be my guest.

Next time you have a difficult decision to make, maybe the best decision is to act like a jellie–jump into the current and just go with the flow. Thank you for reading, be thankful, and letUbeU.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. geneless permalink
    November 23, 2011 10:16 AM

    very cool. can’t wait to go visit the jellies myself!

    • November 23, 2011 12:36 PM

      Absolutely, you’ll love it. And then the gift shop at the end can be dangerous; so many cute stuffed animals.

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