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JELLYFISH AWARENESS WEEK FLOATS INTO RHYL...


Release Date: Friday 06 July 2018

Moon jellyfish

Staff at Rhyl SeaQuarium are dedicating an entire week to raising awareness for the amazing world of jellyfish.

 

From 7 to 15 July, aquarists will be celebrating the interesting and intriguing creatures that are

jellyfish. The week-long event will not just raise awareness for the species, but will also raise funds for the Marine Conservation Society - a charity aiming to protect the shores of the UK.

During the week, guests will be invited to take part in free craft sessions, where they can make their own jellyfish and enter a competition to win an adopt-a-jellyfish for a year. There will also be daily Rockpool Encounters, with fascinating facts and information on the magical moon jellyfish.

 

Aquarist Richard Morrilly, said: “Jellyfish are an interesting family of animals as it’s believed that their biology hasn’t changed for millions of years. Even the smallest of jellyfish tentacles contains thousands of stinging cells that are used to paralyse their prey to catch it and eat it. All of this, whilst still around 95% of their body mass being nothing but water!”

 

He continued: “It isn’t all plain sailing for jellyfish though, as they face a lot of threats like all marine life from the impact of humans. Jellyfish themselves aren’t strong swimmers, so when they get caught up in litter they can’t get free and often become damaged and don’t survive. You will see a lot of them at this time of year, as the strong sunlight draws their prey to the surface with the jellyfish following suit. You should see plenty of them if you go to the beach, but just be careful!”


Jellyfish can be found all over the world with a number of species living in UK waters. The Marine Conservation Society aims to conserve and protect jellyfish and other marine species to ensure that oceans are kept safe and that the aquatic environment thrives. To find out more, visit their website

www.mcsuk.org.

 

In addition to the extra activities for Jellyfish Awareness Week, the regular talks and displays,

including the interactive Seal Shows at 1pm and 3pm, will take place each day.

 

SeaQuarium Rhyl is situated on the promenade and open from 10am daily. Once entered, tickets are valid all day, which allows guests to not only view the animals on display, but also come and go throughout the day and enjoy any of the talks, demonstrations and activities available. Standard admission prices are £9.75 for adults and £8.75 for children

 

Further information is available from SeaQuarium’s official website www.seaquarium.co.uk or by telephone on 01745 344660. You can find out more on the aquarium’s official Facebook page: www.facebook.com/SeaQRhyl.


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TODAY AT RHYL...

OPEN: Daily from 10.00am.
LAST ADMISSION: 4.00pm
CLOSES: 5.00pm

ADMISSION:
Adult - £9.75 (16-64yrs)
Child - £8.75 (3-15yrs)
Under 3's - Free
Concessions - £8.99
(Senior Citizen, Student).

See our Opening Times & Prices page for further info.
JELLYFISH AWARENESS WEEK FLOATS INTO RHYL...

Staff at Rhyl SeaQuarium are dedicating an entire week to raising awareness for the amazing world of jellyfish.

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