Kayaking Among Schools of Moon Jellies in Alamitos Bay, California
Still your kayak on a warm summer day and you’ll see them—a thriving colony of moon jellies in a far back corner of Long Beach’s Alamitos Bay. First one, then a dozen, hundreds even if the tides have washed in plenty of zooplankton (the jellies' favorite food). Go ahead and touch them. They’re like a softening gelato, only more velvety. And they’re harmless. Ask at the kayak rental if the jellies are out. If not, take a map and go anyway. You won’t want to miss the million dollar mansions lining the Naples canals (or the herons, egrets, and other creatures that also make the kayak-accessible wetlands their home).