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Jellyfish

  • SEA LIFE, Jellyfish Discovery

Jellyfish are older than all of our ancient reptiles

Scientists believe they first swam in our oceans around 500 million years ago! There are more than 350 different species of jellyfish. In our Centre, you can see Upside-down jellyfish as well as our Sea Nettles. 

At SEA LIFE Scarborough you’ll be able to see jellyfish in a whole new light!

Moon Jellyfish

Moon Jellyfish - Aurelia Aurita

  • Moon Jellyfish are a common species of found all around the UK
  • They can withstand temperatures as low as 6 and as high as 31 degrees Celsius
  • Their sting is fairly mild
  • Turtles feed on Moon Jellyfish!
Cassiopea Jellyfish

Upside Down Jellyfish - Cassieopiea

This jellyfish is rarely found alone, it flips upside-down alongside others of its kind. Turned upside-down, with stubby oral arms, pointed toward the sun, the jelly looks like a flower. It can grow to the size of a pie plate.