Jellyfish Spotted Gliding Through The Now Crystal Clear Venice Canals

By Bill Galluccio

April 22, 2020

While Italy has been on lockdown the past six weeks, the canals of Venice have been empty. Without any tourists exploring the city, boat traffic has reduced, and as a result, the usually murky waters are now clear enough to see fish and other marine life swimming around.

Last week, Andrea Mangoni was near San Marco Square when he spotted a jellyfish gliding through the crystal clear water. Mangoni started recording as the jellyfish swam amidst the reflections of the buildings, and shared the mesmerizing video on Instagram.

"Thanks to the exceptional calm of the canals of Venice due to the absence of boats, this sea lung jellyfish (Rhizostoma Pulmo) swam in the transparent waters near the bridge of Baretteri," he wrote. "It seemed to slip through the reflection of the buildings, incredibly motionless."

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