SOLD OUT: We have sold out of tickets for today, December 8, 2019.

Animal Update: New Jellies on Exhibit

Flower hat jellies are now on exhibit in Jellies Invasion, marking a first for the Aquarium!

Published May 27, 2016

Flower hat jellies can be found throughout the coastal waters of southern Japan in the Pacific and Brazil and Argentina in the Atlantic. 
flower-hat-jellyfish

Here in Baltimore, the exhibit space for these jellies is specially lit to accentuate their fluorescent tentacles and contains a substrate in which they spend most of their time. 

As a benthic species they occasionally swim up into the water column, but mostly rest on the grate provided for them. Here you can see their tentacles which hang below, as well as those on the tops of their bells!

Stay tuned for more updates!

Previous Post

Featured Stories

Jellies in petri dish Welcome to the Jelly Jungle

Deep inside the Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology (IMET) building, the National Aquarium runs a little-known lab. Here we carry out the propagation of jellies, many of which later end up on exhibit in Jellies Invasion. Read on for a peek into the process!

Read the full story

Cold stunned turtle Cold Stunning: Where, How and Why?

Picture this: You’ve just spent a wonderful, late summer week on Cape Cod, swimming in the ocean and enjoying the sunshine with friends and family. As fall sets in, you know it’s time to head home. You get on the highway, but something strange happens … despite driving for hours, you end up back where you started. You feel sluggish, confused and exhausted. If you were a turtle, you just might be cold-stunned.

Read the full story

Related Stories

The Jelly With Stinging Snot

Published April 17, 2019

Happy Jellyfish Day!

Published November 03, 2018