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Jellyfish Hunting in Georgia

Asians have eaten jellyfish as an ingredient for ages, but for Georgian fisherman, this is a huge crop. It’s technically not an animal, according to some vegans since they have no nervous system. They’re like floating plants, but the word “fish” persists which keeps many away. It has a crunch, a flavor that tastes simple yet offers a strange experience. Add soy sauce, it’ll taste like soy sauce. After you get over it, it becomes a staple. No big deal, but gladly it’s an alternative food source. (VOA news – Jellyfish)

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Cabrillo Aquarium in San Pedro, CA

Yes, the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach is newer and the Scripps Aquarium in La Jolla is fancier. Monterey Bay is justifiably famous. But the Cabrillo Aquarium is the most punk rock, and not just because it’s in ‘Pedro, home of the Minutemen. Although the structure was designed by Frank Gehry, it has a blue-collar feel with chain-link fence, exposed wood, and steel framing the humble collection of modest-sized tanks. The aquarium’s collection focuses on local sea life of all kinds and artifacts, and ranges from baby sharks to whale bones, but I am always drawn to the drifters. So ghostly and soothing. Although I was bummed for the visitors trying to take pictures with flash, I stopped...

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