The Incredible Tech Inside California’s Most Famous Aquarium (360 Video)

We visited Monterey Bay Aquarium to learn about ocean conservation! Swim alongside their incredible sea life in this VR video.

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Sea Nettle Jellies
https://www.montereybayaquarium.org/animal-guide/invertebrates/sea-nettle
“Not all jellies sting, but the sea nettle does. It hunts tiny drifting animals by trailing those long tentacles and frilly mouth-arms, all covered with stinging cells. When the tentacles touch prey, the stinging cells paralyze it and stick tight. From there, the prey is moved to the mouth-arms and finally to the mouth, where it’s digested.”

Species Identification: Lookdown (Selene vomer)
http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/speciesid/fish_page/fish16a.html
“Snorklers and marine aquarium lovers are familiar with lookdowns, a silvery, round fish with a blunt forehead that reaches a weight of about two pounds. The name comes from the lookdowns countenance, which is reminiscent of a snobbish or disapproving human expression.”

Culprits behind disappearance of kelp forests revealed
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/11/161114162335.htm
“Seaweed-eating fish are becoming increasingly voracious as the ocean warms due to climate change, and are responsible for the recent destruction of kelp forests off the Australian north coast near Coffs Harbour, research shows.”

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