The Deep News - August 2016

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ATLANTIC AND PURPLE STRIPED SEA NETTLES CULTURING SUCCESS

25th August 2016

The Deep has been successful in culturing the beautiful Atlantic Sea Nettle and Purple Striped Sea Nettle jellyfish this week. After receiving polyps (the little anemone like animals from which the jellyfish emerge) from Oceanario De Lisboa earlier in the year the dedicated team have had success. 

Jellyfish culturing can be a difficult process with each species having very specific requirements. It can take a great deal of time to re-create the right conditions, particularly as these animals are so fragile. The Purple Striped Sea Nettles are particularly tricky to culture so this is a fantastic success for us. With Jellyfish blooms occurring more frequently each summer, every advancement allows us our experts to learn more about their biology and develop a greater understanding of each species and in turn pass that onto our customers. 

We are thrilled to be able to showcase the Purple Striped Jellyfish in our Cool Seas area allowing our visitors to see a variety of colour changes as they near maturity. This species is classified as one of the true ‘giant’ jellyfish and can grow up to 3ft in diameter and their long trailing tentacles can pack a powerful sting. 

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