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How do you grow a jelly? Our clever aquarists have figured it out. We were the first ones ever to display these surreal South American sea nettles after growing them behind the scenes from tiny ephyrae (babies), received from a lab in Argentina. On exhibit in the Jellies Experience! Learn more about the Jellies Experience

How do you grow a jelly? Our clever aquarists have figured it out. We were the first ones ever to display these surreal South American sea nettles after growing them behind the scenes from tiny ephyrae (babies), received from a lab in Argentina. On exhibit in the Jellies Experience!

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Amazing flower hat jellies are back on exhibit in The Jellies Experience! This rare jelly has brilliant tentacles trailing from a translucent, pinstriped bell. It also has tentacles around the rim of its bell that it can quickly coil and uncoil.

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Two scientists collaborate over 5,000 miles. The result: South American sea nettles on display in our Jellies Experience exhibition! Learn more in our latest podcast.

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.
 

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.

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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!

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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! 
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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!

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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.
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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.

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How early can you create a passion for our oceans? Let’s just say this is worth a try! (TōNFACE Designs photo)
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How early can you create a passion for our oceans? Let’s just say this is worth a try! (TōNFACE Designs photo)

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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!
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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!

Learn more about “The Jellies Experience.”

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