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Their umbrella-like body, known as a bell, are flat to help them sit upside-down and rest on the seafloor.

Being upside-down helps the algae inside them to photosynthesise. The jellyfish rotates and swims around the lake to ensure that the algae get enough sunlight, and the algae gives the jellyfish some energy and nutrients in return. This is the perfect symbiotic relationship!

Jellyfish love shallow warm waters, so the recent increase of temperature due to climate change has resulted in their numbers increasing!

Sea turtles and other jelly-eating animals, such as tuna, sunfish, butterfish and spiny dogfish, eat plenty of jellyfish which helps to keep the jelly populations in balance.

Be careful though! They produce a goo that contains stinging cells, so you can get stung just by swimming near them!

Come and see these incredible underwater creatures at the aquarium

We look after lots of interesting and endangered fish, including big bellied seahorses, an elephant nose fish and of course the AMAZING upside down jellyfish!

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