Experience Sea Jellies like never before with an illuminated backdrop full of colour and life. Plus, learn all about these amazing creatures in the first of its kind operating research laboratory from Griffith University.
Sea Jelly Exhibit
Fully accessible with an internal lift
Learn all about sea jellies in this interactive Exhibit
Working research laboratory from Griffith University
Be mesmerised by an array of illuminated sea jellies
Scientific name: Catostylus mosaicus
Distribution: Eastern Australia and Southeast Asia
Blue blubbers form spectacular blooms in the estuaries and coastal waters of Eastern Australia. Usually Blue in Queensland waters, sometimes Catostylus can be brown or white in Southern waters.
Distribution: Tropical to Subtropical Australian Waters
Scientific name: Aldersladia magnificus
The Crystal jelly is the largest hydrozoan sea jelly and is famous for its ability to produce a bright Green light (bioluminescence) around the edge of its bell. Bioluminescence is produced by a protein, called the 'Green Fluorescent Protein' or 'GFP'.
Distribution: Worldwide, except for polar regions
Scientific name: Aurelia aurita
The Moon Jelly is probably the world's most common sea jelly. This species is highly invasive and can tolerate a wide range of conditions: they can even thrive in heavily polluted waters with little oxygen.
Griffith University Research Laboratory
The new Griffith Sea Jellies Research Laboratory is a state-of-the-art facility, which places Griffith University at the forefront of jellyfish research internationally. This exciting exhibit allows guests to capture a glimpse of leading research being undertaken into the fascinating world of sea jellies.
Surf Life Saving Queensland
Sea World’s partnership with Surf Life Saving Queensland plays an important role in educating communities about aquatic safety and sea jelly stings with the goal of achieving ‘zero preventable deaths in Queensland's public waters.