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Sea Jellies at the Aquarium of the Pacific

We visited as a guest of the Aquarium

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New and intriguing exhibits featuring Sea Jellies opened at the Aquarium of the Pacific Friday May 22, 2015. These beautiful, shimmering creatures have no heart, brain or eyes, but have existed since before the time of the dinosaurs. All new exhibits, films and educational programs explore numerous varieties of Sea Jellies, and their importance in our ocean ecosystems.

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The Aquarium of the Pacific boasts a large variety of Jellies, which are challenging animals to maintain properly in captivity.  Their short lifecycle and particular habitat demand a high level of care, which the knowledgeable personnel at the Aquarium provide. Among others, at the Aquarium, you can see Purple Striped Jellies, Pacific and Japanese Sea Nettle, Comb Jellies, Lion’s Mane Jellies, and Egg Yolk Jellies.

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There is even an opportunity to touch Moon Jellies, a particular type of Jelly who’s sting is not detectable by human skin.

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Besides the exhibits focusing on Jellies, the Aquarium has a plethora of other exhibits that are beautiful, educational and fun.

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One of my girls’ favorites is the touch tank in which they can touch star-fish, sea anemone and more.

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Even the smallest of guests have a host of interesting colors and images to keep entertained.

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So pack up the kids, and take a little drive up to Long Beach. The Aquarium is a great place close by Orange County to take the family for a day of educational fun.

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The Aquarium of the Pacific is located at 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802. It is open 9am–6pm 
every day of the year, except Christmas day and during the Grand Prix of Long Beach. To help plan you visit and for more information, visit the Aquarium of the Pacific.

Mollie is a wife to a wonderful man and stay at home Mama to two beautiful and energetic little girls. She has lived in South Orange County for most of her life and enjoys crafting, running, clean and natural living, party planning, and being involved in her community and church. She believes that being a Mom was and is her highest calling and attempts to give her girls a wide array of different experiences. From soccer cleats to tutus, running races to finding the perfect hair bow, she wants them to grow up knowing that they can be both girly and strong.
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