"The re-energized focus on Long Island Sound's story is obvious in the colorfully redesigned main hall, which has been renamed Newman's Own Hall in celebration of a $1.2 million grant from Newman's Own Foundation."

– The Norwalk Citizen

Exhibits & Animals

Blue Crab Fun Fact

Blue crabs are good swimmers. Their specially adapted pair of back legs are "swimmerets" that help move them effectively through the water.

japanese sea nettleThe Japanese sea nettle (Chrysaora pacifica) is found in the Southwest Pacific Ocean around Japan.

Japanese sea nettles' medusa - also called an umbrella or dome - ranges from gold to red in color and features a striped pattern down the sides. Their medusa can reach up to 12 inches in diameter and their tentacles can grow up to 10 feet long!

They prey on comb jellies, as well as, small fish, brine shrimp eggs and other zooplankton.

The average life span of a Japanese sea nettle is 1 to 2 years.

The sting of Japanese sea nettles is pretty mild but can cause burning and skin irritation.

Japanese sea nettles are among the exotic creatures displayed in "Journey with Jellies," a bigger, even better exhibit of jellyfish now open here at The Maritime Aquarium!