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There’s no better place to celebrate World Jellyfish Day!

  • Sunday 6th October 2019

World Jellyfish Day celebrations have kicked off at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium where two Junior Jellyfish Reporters have been granted exclusive access to the preparations being made to open a brand new jellyfish exhibit!

In the lead up to the launch of the highly anticipated Ocean Invaders exhibit, where guests will descend into the wondrous world of jellyfish, 9-year-old Sebi Roberts and 7-year-old Chloe Haryadi have taken on the roles of SEA LIFE Melbourne’s first ever Junior Jellyfish Reporters.

Sebi and Chloe will have the chance to report on this incredible Ocean Invaders project from a youngster’s perspective, gain exclusive behind the scenes access, and receive a prize pack and a Merlin Annual Pass.

Today, Sebi and Chloe got a sneak peek at the SEA LIFE Melbourne team preparing the new exhibit and interviewed the aquarium’s jellyfish experts, Jarvis Aland and Lisa Fremder, for the inside scoop on what expect when Ocean Invaders opens in December 2019.

Watch their first videos below!

The Junior Jellyfish reporters were also the first to check out the impressive temporary works of jellyfish art that have been unveiled for World Jellyfish Day in anticipation of Ocean Invaders.

SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium Ocean Invaders jellyfish exhibit 3D art

Passersby and guests to SEA LIFE Melbourne can check out the artwork outside the building and upload a photo to Instagram or Facebook with the tags #sealifemelb and #oceaninvaders for the chance to win free tickets to check out Ocean Invaders in December! The art installation will be in place until Tuesday 5 November.

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What is Ocean Invaders? 

Launching on Thursday 12 December, Ocean Invaders will comprise of three interactive zones pulsing with various species of stunning jellyfish. According to SEA LIFE Melbourne’s General Manager, Sarah-Jane Tilbury, the new exhibit will feature species that have never been seen in Australian aquariums.