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Starting this week, the Museum lets you explore the underwater world of some of the ocean’s most beautiful and bizarre animals: jellies. Come dive into the lives of jellies in an immersive video experience in the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life.* 

But what exactly is a jelly? It’s is a general term for any kind of transparent, gelatinous (or jellylike) animal that floats in the ocean. Jellies belong to two different groups, cnidarians and ctenophores, and while members of the two groups may sometimes look alike, they are not all closely related. 

Hundreds of jelly species live in oceans around the world, from shallow bays to the deep sea. Some even live in fresh water. The most common jellies are true jellyfish (cnidarians) and comb jellies (ctenophores).

Most jellyfish have long stinging tentacles and have oral-arms that help catch and eat food. Comb jellies have oval bodies lined with rows of fluttering cilia. Instead of stinging, they use their tentacles to pull prey into their large mouths.

Whether they’re cnidarians or ctenophores, jellies have bodies that are made of two transparent layers—an outer one for protection and an inner one for digesting food. Between the two layers, you’ll find nothing but a watery gel—in fact, their bodies are more than 95% water! Aside from these few parts, there’s not much more to them. These amazing animals get along with no bones, no head, no legs—not even a brain!

Experience the world of jellies, open now through May 26, 2017.

Yes, I will continue to animate a skeleton, and no you can’t stop me.

I watched a YouTube vid were two guys played Puyo Pop Fever, and one of the guys mentioned how Oshare looked like a bad Jack Skeleton cosplay. That’s when I got the idea.

Why only that line though? I think that’s the only part the two skeletons have in common. (Though I could be wrong.)

I just wish I could’ve made Oshare a little bigger, but with a limited screen to work with, I couldn’t do much.

So yeah, that audio clip belongs to the Nightmare Before Christmas.

Didn’t eat all day, and then came home, had a yogurt, left again. Came home again, had a normal ish dinner, and then binged on I think 9 cookies and purged half of it. Why can’t I just have healthy eating habits??? Like, please brain, just be okay eating 2-3 meals, and 1 cookie. 1 might even be okay sometimes, but 9??? Never.