Worth the Drive: Rare First for a California Aquarium

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Ask anyone who has owned a home aquarium this question: Is it a snap to keep and care for the creatures of the deep? The answer is, of course, no, it is not, not if it is done properly. But the care and keeping of some oceanic denizens can be far more challenging. Take Crown Jellies, for example. They’ve never been aquarium regulars, like some other jellies, due to a number of factors, but chief among them was always the issue of “(s)imulating the pelatic (open-ocean) environment to which the species is accustomed.” That quote is from the Monterey Bay Aquarium, which just achieved a first for any aquarium anywhere: They unlocked the secret how to house Crown Jellies. The aquarium’s celebrity jellies, which hailed from Indo-Pacific waters via a zoo in Berlin, are now on display at the aquarium’s The Jellies Experience. And this is, indeed, a first for any aquarium on the planet.

To read more about the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s newest jellies, click here for the full story.

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