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