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Can you find it? There is a commensal crab hiding in this giant bell jelly (Scrippsia pacifica)! Applied Research Microbiologist Emma Fiori took this amazing photo behind the scenes of our “Jellies Experience” special exhibition.
Love jellies? We have a new species, lemon jellies (Aegina citrea), in “The Jellies Experience”. They were collected here in the bay with the help of our sister organization, the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, and raised behind the scenes. These jellies are unique because they swim with their tentacles out front, using them like a rake to catch other jellies.
This group (there are several species) also is one of the most abundant jellies in the bay, and is found in high numbers even in the oxygen minimum zone.
Ever seen a baby jelly? This clip shows the tiny ephyrae of South American sea nettles (Chrysaora plocamia). They’ll get more colorful as they mature, and can grow to almost three feet in diameter. We’re always experimenting with new species behind the scenes, and you may see them soon. If so, it will be the first time ever exhibited!
Congratulations to Instagrammer @neosharama, who took this amazing photo of crown jellies at the Aquarium. She’s the winner of our recent “Share Your Love of Jellies” contest!
Made plans yet? We just put beautiful crown jellies on exhibit for this weekend’s Jellyfish Jamboree. Enjoy special presentations, groove to live music and learn how we raise one of the ocean’s most mysterious invertebrates. Included with admission.
How early can you create a passion for our oceans? Let’s just say this is worth a try! (TōNFACE Designs photo)
Have you seen our spotted jellies? People tell us they can’t get enough of them—and neither can our staff photographer, Randy Wilder. We love this new image!
Do you love jellies and our special exhibition, “The Jellies Experience”? Want to know what it’s like to work with jellies and raise them in our “jellies laboratory”? Hangout with our experts live Dec. 5 at noon PT! We have spots available on camera. You can also submit your questions if you want them asked on air!
Checked out our comb jellies? These beautiful, oval-shaped animals have eight rows of tiny comblike plates that diffract light to produce a shimmering, rainbow effect.
Learn more about “The Jellies Experience.”
Visited “The Jellies Experience” lately? Check out this great shot of an Indonesian jelly (Chrysaora chinensis)!