Washed Ashore™ Sculpture Exhibit — Large Jellyfish

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8′ 6″ diameter by 10′ height


Sea jellies have an incredibly unique life cycle which has helped some jelly species survive more than 500 million years. They spend the majority of their existence growing on the seafloor as hydroids before they bud off and float through the water. In modern oceans, plastic bags strongly resemble sea jellies in this floating life stage. Hungry turtles often cannot tell the difference. This deadly mistake is now one of the biggest threats to sea turtles worldwide.


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