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October 6, 2014

Get fired up! We recently put new flame jellies (Rhopilema esculentum) on exhibit. Their golden and crimson tentacles flutter like flames as they swim, while their frilly fringe traps food. These beautiful jellies are found in coastal waters off China and Japan, but you can see them now in The Jellies Experience.

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September 20, 2014

Some appetite! Our recently hatched common murre chicks are behind the scenes eating (and eating, and eating) in preparation for going on exhibit in our Aviary. The youngsters are growing fast and being hand-fed small fish every few hours, from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. It's the first time we've ever had baby murres at the Aquarium!

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September 13, 2014

Announcing awesome new thimble jellies! We recently added these neat drifters (Linuche aquila) to The Jellies Experience. Sometimes we import our jellies, and sometimes we get lucky—these were grown from polyps that our clever aquarists discovered on rocks in our tropical exhibits! In nature, these jellies collect in bunches at the surface.

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September 9, 2014

Miss these masters of disguise? We're happy to once again have pharaoh cuttlefish on exhibit! Hovering in the shallows like spaceships, these cuttlefish hunt crabs and fishes, propelling themselves through the water using their frilly fins. See them now in our Tentacles special exhibition.

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August 28, 2014

How do you grow a jelly? Our clever aquarists have figured it out. We were the first ones ever to display these surreal South American sea nettles after growing them behind the scenes from tiny ephyrae (babies), received from a lab in Argentina via FedEx! You can see these spectacular drifters on exhibit in The Jellies Experience.

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August 27, 2014

Did you know that the giant clam is the largest clam in the world? The giant clam (Tridacna gigas) can weigh as much as 440 pounds, grow up to four feet, and live to 100 years or more. Ours was put on display in 2007, when it was a mere eight inches. Now it's grown to 2.5 feet!

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