The jellyfishes and plastic
After the experience with the rays, the visitor can admire some fascinating specimens of jellyfish, inside two porthole-shaped display tanks dedicated to the discovery of these animals. It is easy to be enchanted by the beauty and elegance of these animals, which move sinuously carried by the current specially recreated for them.
They mainly feed on eggs, fish larvae and crustaceans causing, when their demographic explosion occurs, the presence of large quantities on the beaches or in fishermen's nets. Made up of 90% water, these specimens are nothing more than the sexual phase of a sessile animal called "octopus".
Jellyfish are part of the Cnidarians because they capture food thanks to the stinging cells (cnidocysts) placed on their tentacles. Being planktonic animals, they are transported by currents just like plastic waste, with which they can be confused.
Many sea turtles make this mistake every year! We need a more conscious management of these materials. This tank really wants to highlight and sensitize the general public on this issue that aquariums around the world are denouncing and fighting by any means. .