Blubber jellies are also known as blue jellies, though they actually range in color from blue to dark purple and brown. These jellies are commercially harvested in some areas, where they are dried and eaten. Harvesting blubber jellies is a potential conservation issue because little is known about their population size, so it's unclear how many can be harvested without overly depleting them.⠀ 📷: Lisa Williams via Flickr (https://buff.ly/2gd3kH2) #jellyfish#jellies#blubberjellyfish#ocean#sea#blue#nature#science#worldoceansday
@paulnicklen Stand up and celebrate #worldoceansday!! Please join me, @cristinamittermeier and some of the @sea_legacy team at the @paulnicklengallery on 347 West Broadway #nyc this Saturday as we celebrate #worldoceansweek. We felt very lucky to have Dr. Sylvia Earle in the gallery this week. She is such an eloquent speaker and it rings so true when she says “No Blue, No Green, No Us”. Every second breath we take comes from the ocean. We can either learn to hold our breaths or perhaps we should just protect the lungs and heart of our planet. The concept of sending someone to Mars is pretty cool but why not put that same energy, time and money into protecting our life sustaining, complex and fragile life support system that surrounds us everyday. The air, the water, the soil, the food, the climate are all right here…....balanced to perfection through 4 billion years of evolution and yet we treat it with such disregard and abuse. Come and learn about the things we can do for our planet.