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Zuohai Jellyfish Aquarium to open on Oct.1
Updated: 2011-09-19

Zuohai Sea World Jellyfish Aquarium, the first jellyfish aquarium in Fujian province, will be put into service on Oct. 1.

It is reported the aquarium made of acrylic glass costs about five million yuan and covers an area of more than 160 square meters. Construction has been completed and the aquarium is now undergoing water quality testing and exterior finishing.

Also known as the “invisible killer”, most jellyfish are poisonous. There are now more than 250 species of jellyfish in the world and eight of them are very common to sea on the coastline of China, including moon jellyfish and freshwater jellyfish. The aquarium accommodates nearly ten species of jellyfish, including a large jellyfish called the Pacific sea nettle from America, brown jellyfish from Japan, and pearl-like Australian spotted jellyfish. The biggest jellyfish is the 24-tentacled Pacific sea nettle, while the Australian spotted jellyfish has a blue “umbrella” dotted with white spots.

Given the very high demand for the living environment of jellyfish and their short life with an average life expectancy of only couple of months, Zuohai Sea World set up a jellyfish lab focusing on developing the technology to cultivate and reproduce jellyfish, according to the head of Zuohai Sea World Jellyfish Aquarium. Moon jellyfish have been successfully reproduced in the aquarium thanks to the hard work of researchers.

Zuohai Jellyfish Aquarium to open on Oct.1
Jellyfish

Zuohai Jellyfish Aquarium to open on Oct.1
Jellyfish