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SEA NETTLES

Heartless, brainless and spineless and very beautiful. The Pacific Sea Nettles movement is mesmerizing! Its bell can grow up to 30 inches wide and their tentacles have been documented as long as 16 feet!

Like other jellyfish, sea nettles are carnivores. They catch prey by paralyzing them with their tentacles, covered with nematocysts. Each nematocyst has a type of trigger that injects venom upon contact. The oral arms then transport the prey to the mouth, partially digesting it on the way. Nettles eat zooplankton, crustaceans, snails, fish and their eggs, and other sea jellies.

SHREVEPORT AQUARIUM
  1. TRIGGERFISH + MORE
  2. MORE TROPICAL FISH
  3. PORKFISH + MORE
  4. SKUNK CLOWNFISH + MORE
  5. BURRFISH + MORE
  6. LIONFISH + MORE
  7. POISON DART FROGS
  8. BABY ALLIGATORS
  9. ALLIGATOR SNAPPING TURTLES
  10. SALVINIA
  11. ALBINO COMMON SNAPPING TURTLE
  12. POND TURTLES
  13. SHORELINE TOUCHPOOLS
  14. COMMON OCTOPUS
  15. SPOTTED SPINY LOBSTERS
  16. MORAY EELS + MORE
  17. SHARK TUNNEL
  18. STINGRAYS
  19. HORSESHOE CRABS + MORE
  20. JAWFISH + MORE
  21. EQUIPMENT ROOM
  22. MOON JELLIES
  23. ANTHIAS
  24. PAJAMA CARDINALFISH
  25. CLOWNFISH + MORE
  26. SWELL SHARKS + MORE
  27. SEA NETTLES
  28. LIVE CORAL TANK