Once dark, murky clouds obscure Vancouver skies and the rain becomes its middle name for several months in the fall, winter and spring, the city’s streets are invaded by certain creatures favoring the wet climate: jellyfish. Black, blue, red, green or yellow jellyfish float back and forth as if they had important business. A jellyfish opens the door of one of the major banks while, in another street, five jellyfish go shopping at Pacific Centre mall.
These jellyfish are not regular sea monsters. They are jellyfish convertibles. With each new rain, people out in the open promptly mutate into jellyfish. Once it’s dry again, they return to their original non-jellyfish format—they convert back to humans. And this is what distinguishes jellyfish convertibles from their ocean counterparts—when exposed to a dry environment, your regular ocean jellyfish would simply die.