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October 15, 2014

They grow up so fast! Our common murre chicks are developing quickly behind the scenes, and we've even started training sessions. The male chick is very social and likes to pull on the staff's waders during cleaning! They hatched in late August and should be on exhibit soon in our Aviary.

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October 7, 2014

Looking for aliens? These unusual animals may look like they came from outer space, but you can find them now in The Jellies Experience. Aegina found in Monterey Bay are typically lemon jellies (Aegina citrea), but the six-tentacled jelly in the center may be an undescribed species!

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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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