New creatures to meet at the Aquarium
The jellyfish are here! About 100 colorful, gelatinous members of the subphylum Medusozoa are now in residence at the Aquarium of Niagara in an exhibit called Aliens of the Sea. The new second-floor gallery is part of the facility’s efforts to modernize its offerings and continue its focus on education and conservation. The graceful, transparent animals propel themselves through five living displays, enhanced by dramatic lighting. Visitors will learn about the importance of these creatures, which have been in existence for at least 500 million years, making them the oldest multi-organ animal group. They’ll also be able to see why jellyfish are considered among the most energy-efficient ocean swimmers.
To plan a visit, visit aquariumofniagara.org, or just take a drive up to Niagara Falls: the facility is open 9 a.m.–5 p.m. every day but Thanksgiving and Christmas.