Saturday, January 21, 2006

jellyfish!!!


today at the beach, we encountered many Man-O-War Jellyfish. It was really something. It was very beautiful and very sad at the same time, because the fact that we could see these creatures up close meant that they were doomed. I tried to carry one back out to see, but something stung me!

Oh, I kid, I kid. I make a joke. I carried it in a bucket as I am well aware that jellyfish sting. That is, some jellyfish sting. The ones I stick to my chest do not. And it's not as if the ones that do sting do it on purpose. But coming back to what I was saying, I couldn't take it far enough out to sea to ensure its safety. At least I tried! I am noble.

Animal Fact of the Day:
The Blue Whale, generally considered to be the largest living animal, has such large blood vessels that a full-sized trout could easily swim through its veins and arteries.

love,
Matt (and Jenny and Fyodor)

12 comments:

mark and monsita! said...

that jelly fish has the pretties color! Is that true about the blue whale? we learn something new every day. It looks like you had fun at the beach. Do you want some snow? Just come our way!!!

The Goodfellas said...

ha! no, no snow for us. :-) i know, i think that jellyfish is beautiful. you can't tell in the picture, but it had a lot of purple on it too, in the part in the shadow.
here is animal fact #2!!!:
The tuatara, a reptile from new zealand, has a third eye on top of its head. strange, but true!!!!!

Mr. McFall said...

Who is it that was noble? What a nice effort, maybe it will live long enough to sting again someday!!!

The Goodfellas said...

yeah, i thought he was very heroic!!! he took some little kid's bucket and shovel to scoop up the jellyfish and carried it daintily into the ocean. actually i think i did get stung a little, was kneeling down by it, and there must have been a tentacle a little bit under the sand because my knee was burning really really bad. so matt peed on it and i was fine. JUST KIDDING. i mean, aobut the peeing. it did really sting. :-)

grubedoo said...

lol

kelly said...

it really is pretty! i can see why you would have wanted to save it!

The Goodfellas said...

thank goodness it's finally beach weather again huh???? i think i was drying up! :-)

mark and monsita! said...

don't rut it in!!We are burried in snow over here! Can't wait to see you and get some of that sunshine.

The Goodfellas said...

de veras, cuando vienen? :-)

mark and monsita! said...

Si fuese por mi me iba en este momento, pero tengo que esperar a que mi mami se recupere del todo para podernos ir a mas de eso quien se quedaria con mi mami seria Ruth y ella esta en la Florida en este momento y no regresara sino hasta el 22 de Febrero!

The Goodfellas said...

si vienen en marzo, podemos pasar tiempo juntos, dado que matt y yo vamos a tener spring break la semana despues de que matt cumpla 25 an-os! (el 18 de marzo.) tambien los invite' a mis suegros, si quieren a lo mejor incluso pueden manejar juntos, yo no se. que creen? :-)

mark and monsita! said...

Creo que seria buena idea, le voy a preguntar a tu papi a ver que dice. Hoy esta haciendo mucho viento aca, suerte que no tengo que salir a ningun lado.