Need more ice and fire after last night? We’ve got an encore with our black sea nettles and purple-striped jellies! No dragons though.
We’re very excited to display these two species together—with overlapping ranges in the wild, this gelatinous song of ice and fire is being sung in our exhibit hall once again! It’s been years of diligent work on the part of our jelly aquarists to raise black sea nettles (Chrysaora achlyos) and purple-striped jellies (Chrysoara colorata) from scratch behind the scenes. Thanks jelly aquarists!
Purple-striped jellies prove you can be a successful predator just by going with the flow. They trail their long tentacles and frilly oral arms in the current, waiting to make contact with plankton and passing particles.