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SEA LIFE Melbourne

Ocean Invaders



Ocean Invaders

Enter a stunning world of jellyfish!


Descend into the mysteriously fascinating world of jellyfish at SEA LIFE Melbourne with the opening of Ocean Invaders, which will feature three interactive zones pulsing with multiple species of stunning jellyfish.


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Meet some of our new species!

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Blue Blubber

Catostylus Mosaicus the Blue Blubber has a dome-shaped bell that can grow up to 35cm across. These beautiful creatures have eight arms with tiny dots that are stinging cells. These cells help them catch their prey!

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Sea Nettles

Chrysaora Fuscescens or Sea Nettles eat young pollock, larval fishes, zooplankton and even other jellies. Their bell can grow to around 45cm! They have 12 'mouth arms' that can grow over 4m long! 

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Lions Mane

Cyanea capillata or Lions Mane Sea Jellies are one of the largest of all jellies. Their bell can be up to 1m across tenticles more than 10m long! 

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Tiger Sea Nettle

Chrysaora is a genus of jellyfish in the family Pelagiidae. The origin of the genus name Chrysaora lies in Greek mythology with Chrysaor, brother of Pegasus and son of Poseidon and Medusa. Translated, Chrysaor means "he who has a golden armament."

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This sensory experience is spread over more than 300 square metres and will captivate guests with enormous displays of jellyfish, interactive activities, incredible lighting installations and educational facts about the gelatinous sea creatures.

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Guests will be immersed in the beauty of a jellyfish invasion as they are surrounded by thousands of mesmerising creatures and spectacular lighting projections across multiple displays including an amazing spherical globe filled with swarming jellyfish.   

The journey continues to The Jelly Lab where guests can discover strange facts about the jellyfish lifecycle and take a peek behind the scenes as SEA LIFE Melbourne staff tend to the blooms of these graceful (and sometimes dangerous) sea creatures.

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In the third zone, children and adults alike can escape the invasion by crawling through an amazing cylindrical tank filled with oscillating jellyfish. In SEA LIFE Melbourne’s Art Aquarium children can design their own colourful jellyfish, which will come alive on a giant wall projection.  

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Ocean Invaders will also educate guests about the causes behind the increasing population – or invasion – of certain species of jellyfish in our oceans and the actions people can take to limit these exponential and sometimes problematic population increases.



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