Jellyfish have an almost otherworldly beauty, and so they should. They’re not from another world, but they are from another time; they’ve roamed the seas for at least 500 million years, and possibly longer, making them the oldest multi-organ animal.
EarthSky Facebook friend Karine Gary captured this image of jellyfish in the medusa (adult) stage.
She took the image through rounded glass at the New Brunswick Aquarium and Marine Centre in Shippagan, New Brunswick, Canada.
Thank you, Karine!
Deborah Byrd created the EarthSky radio series in 1991 and founded EarthSky.org in 1994. Today, she serves as Editor-in-Chief of this website. She has won a galaxy of awards from the broadcasting and science communities, including having an asteroid named 3505 Byrd in her honor. A science communicator and educator since 1976, Byrd believes in science as a force for good in the world and a vital tool for the 21st century. "Being an EarthSky editor is like hosting a big global party for cool nature-lovers," she says.