At some point, you've probably heard the conventional wisdom linking tropical fish and stress relief. While it's tough to pin down a scientific study on the matter, looking at the mesmerizing feed from the jellyfish live camera at the Vancouver Aquarium seems to make a good case for the soothing properties of marine invertebrates.
The Vancouver Aquarium recently displayed majestic moon jellyfish on its live camera and, currently, they've got their lens pointed at gracefully flowing Japanese sea nettles.
Japanese sea nettles are characterized by their light-colored bells with dark orange sun bursts and long tentacles that stream 9 to 20 feet behind them. Those tentacles contain powerful nematocysts -- stingers -- which the jellies use to catch their prey.
The cameras are part of the "Pearls of the Planet" project, an initiative of Explore.org that seeks to educate viewers on the habits and behavior of animals, including endangered species, from wildlife reserves, national parks, zoos and aquariums around the world.
According to a Vancouver Aquarium press release, the "portfolio of live video feeds installed around the world ... [helps] people everywhere deepen their connection to nature and reflect on their role in it."
There's also an ongoing beluga whale live camera from the Vancouver Aquarium that is part of the project. However, some have raised objection to keeping the whales in captivity after a 3-year-old beluga named Tiqa died at the aquarium in September 2011. The juvenile female was the third young whale to die at the Vancouver aquarium in as many years.
The Vancouver Aquarium has a habit of putting its wildlife on display. Recently it released a video of baby opalescent squid, which are each the size of a grain of rice.
WATCH: Dance Of The Jellyfish:
Check out more jellyfish in the slideshow below:
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