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Jellyfish, Moon (Aurelia aurita)

Jellyfish, Moon
Jellyfish, Moon

This jellyfish can range from 5cm to 40 cm and can be recognised by the transparent, umbrella-shaped bell edge with short hair-like tentacles.

It also had four pink or purple coloured rings in the centre. Its mouth is on the underside as are four short, frilled arms which can deliver a mild sting.

Its appearance has earned this jellyfish its alternative name of  'saucer jellyfish' as it looks like a UFO.


Fun Facts...

These jellies pulsate to move and often swim upright so their tentacles cover as great an area as possible to catch their prey!


Location...

Found in-shore in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans.



Habitat...

Found mainly near the coast in warm tropical waters but have been known to stand sea temperatures as low as −6 degrees!



Diet...
Carnivorous, feeding on zooplankton.

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TODAY AT RHYL...

OPEN: Daily from 10.00am.
LAST ADMISSION: 4.00pm
CLOSES: 5.00pm

ADMISSION:
Adult - £9.50 (16-64yrs)
Child - £8.50 (3-15yrs)
Under 3's - Free
Concessions - £8.99
(Senior Citizen, Disabled, Student).

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Pick up a booklet, find the answers to the questions around SeaQuarium and play some fun games along the way! Children will even receive a sticker at the end of their visit when shown to a member of staff!

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