JELLY - BLOCK MOUNT
I've called them jellyfish ever since I was a boy living in Kitkatla B.C. I learned this year that they are not actually fish they are plankton and some are microscopic in size while others range up to several feet long.
As a gillnet fisherman on the coast I was very familiar with jellies when the came on board in my net, my hands would sting from their tentacles. As plankton they are very important to the food chain in the ocean, there are some fish like the sockeye that feed on the plankton. The presence of plankton in the ocean indicates the health of the ocean.
One powerful memory I have of gillnet days is lying on the bow of my Dad's boat, the Eliza, and watching the prow cut through the phosphorescent sea at night. It was like flying through a sky of stars and sea them light up the sea as they were tossed aside in the bow wave of our boat.
This rendition of Jelly, is dedicated to memories of gillnetting on the coast of British Columbia.