video - Jellyfish under a full moon

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  1. Kurt Lischka

    Kurt Lischka Admin Staff Member

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    After the paddle board races at Oyster Lake I headed down to Grayton Beach and slipped the kayak into a flat gulf. There were a few schools of Skipjack and jellyfish were everywhere. I got a little distracted as I tried to follow the first jelly with my camera underwater and rolled the boat right over. I had a little rush of fear as I hit the water, thinking I might get stung all over. A few seconds after I got back in the kayak I realized I had a litlle sting on my face and a big one on my arm and chest. It wasn't too bad so I ignored it and kept shooting video. The dozens of small fish living in the tentacles of each jelly was an amazing sight, as the sun set on one side the moon rose on the other.

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    Kurt, That was amazing!
    THanks!:wave:
     
  3. 3crows

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    wonderful! thanks for sharing
     
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    Way cool, Kurt. Thanks!
     
  5. dunelover

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    incredible video, thanks for sacrificing for us!
     
  6. Bobby J

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    Great video Kurt. Waves n the way mid week and all those Jellies are gonna hurt!:bang:
     
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    Way cool, thanks for sharing... The gulf has been gorgeous the past couple nights.
     
  8. Jdarg

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    You must speak jellyfishish. They seemed to be performing for the camera. Thanks for taking one for the team in the making of this video!:clap:

    Oh yeah- where's the part where you fell into the water?
     
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    Very nice. How big in diameter were some of these jellies? :shock:
     
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    Shock :eek: and Awe :clap:! That was amazing! Thanks!
     
  11. diamonddazzler

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    :eek: Guess I wasn't aware we had some that big around here. All i've seen are little tiny one's so far. Hope I don't get tangled with one of those. Thanks for that video. What a great capture on tape. That is crazy how the fish follow around in the tenticles. :yikes:
     
  12. kathydwells

    kathydwells Darlene is my middle name, not my nickname

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    The things you do for us Daddy-O! Thank you! :wub: That was amazing!
     
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    WoW! incredible. That thing looked ginormous! Sorry you got stung Daddy-o but thanks for sharing. Underwater video rocks!
     
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    Are the fishys' trapped in the jelly? All I can say is National Geographic!:clap:
     
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    Very Cool! Thanks
     
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    Way cool, thanks a bunch. :clap:
     
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    Nice work!
     
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    :clap:Kurt, are you trying for a position with National Geographic? I think you may qualify. Good job.
     
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    My thoughts exactly ddazz!
    Excellent Kurt... So other-worldly.
     
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    Excellent videography! Does anyone know what kind of jellyfish that is? I don't think it's a moon jelly.
     

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