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This Jellyfish Webcam is Incredibly Soothing to Watch

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The Monterey Bay Aquarium is home to a number of jellyfish in their Open Sea exhibit, and they’ve smartly set up a live webcam so people from around the world can enjoy the elegant swimming of their resident jellyfish.

“Watch as their long tentacles and lacey mouth-arms move smoothly through the water. But don’t let these unassuming invertebrates fool you—their graceful trailing parts are covered in stinging cells used for hunting. When their tentacles touch tiny drifting prey, the stinging cells paralyze it and stick tight. The prey is moved to the mouth-arms and then to the mouth, where it’s digested,” their YouTube page explains.

Click on the video below to start the live feed. If you’re not impressed with what you see immediately, you can scroll backward for a couple of hours to watch the sea nettles swim in the recent past. For those who are curious, you can visit the YouTube link and see how many other people are tuning into the “Jelly Cam.”

And if you really want to zone out, make sure your speakers are on and you can listen to the entrancing music accompanying the colorful jellyfish. Though you might want to set your alarm, just in case you lull yourself into a peaceful dream.