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Jellies Invasion

Get up close with nine species of mesmerizing jellies.

Jellies: Brainless and Beautiful

From the graceful Pacific sea nettle to the short and stout blue blubber, Jellies Invasion highlights the stunning diversity of these brainless invertebrates.

Jellies come in every color, shape and size. They live in every ocean, thrive in coastal and open waters, and even live in fresh water. We rarely notice these translucent animals, but they have always been there. Because of recent changes to jelly populations—including massive swarms, voracious eating habits and habitat invasions—these animals are changing the balance of the Earth's aquatic ecosystems.

Featured Animals Discover Jellies at the Aquarium

Learn more about the fascinating species in Jellies Invasion.

Atlantic Bay Nettle (Chrysaora chesapeakei)

The Atlantic bay nettle's bell can grow up to 7 inches wide.

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Blue Blubber Jelly (Catostylus mosaicus)

Lion’s Mane Jelly (Cyanea capillata)

Pacific Sea Nettle (Chrysaora fuscescens)

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