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Jellyfish & Cnidarians
Featured Animal: Moon Jellyfish
Moon Jellyfish can be found in the coastal Pacific seas all around the Ring of Fire. While they have four feeding tentacles, tens of thousands of stinging cells and five stomachs, they have no bones, nervous system, brain or muscles, are 97% water, and nobody knows how they move!
The hundreds of Moon Jellyfish in the Ring of Fire: World of the Octopus exhibit will be born and raised at the aquarium by our animal care experts!
Cnidarians are invertebrates with stinging cells called nematocysts.
Included in the cnidarian group are anemones, corals, and jellyfish
A nematocyst is a cell that contains a coiled-up venomous barb. When
touched, the barb is discharged into the skin of the prey and the venom
Although a nematocyst is microscopic, when thousands of these are
discharged into the skin, their effect can be dangerous or even deadly.
Some of the most deadly animals in the world are the box jellyfish.
Ring of Fire is an immersive exhibit that will highlight the mysterious creatures that make their home along The Ring of Fire where towering volcanoes and deep ocean trenches line the Pacific Ocean rim.