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May 3, 2012

Jellyfish beauty in the Baltic

BY: Angela Pauly


© OCEANA / Carlos Minguell


Aside from the important scientific data we gather to use in promoting the designation of Marine Protected Areas, one of the best (and my favorite) outcomes of our at-sea expeditions are the incredibly beautiful images that our photographers capture.

The Baltic Sea isn’t known in Europe for its beautiful underwater life; that reputation generally belongs to the Mediterranean, or parts of the Atlantic – but our expedition images prove that stereotype wrong. Check out this incredible image of a moon jellyfish.

The picture was taken a few days into our second expedition in the Baltic, off the coast of Sweden in the Kattegat.

If you want to keep an eye on the latest images out of the Baltic, visit our Flickr album. You can also follow the leader of the expedition, our Executive Director on twitter here: @Oceana_XPastor. He’s keeping us all up to date on the daily activities of the crew! It’s been exciting so far! The on-board team is also updating our expedition diary almost daily!