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Immersive Dome Experience: The Jelly Dome

Part of Milstein Science Series

Jellyfish in open sea

Jellies astound scientists with their unique capacity to pulse through the sea, regenerate, and even glow. Environmental changes like warming seas threaten countless species, yet these very changes drive the rapid growth of jelly populations around the world. Dive into the world of jellies through an immersive video presentation and experience a day in the life of these astonishing animals. 




Delicate jellyfish drift near the shores of the Pacific Ocean, combing the water for prey. Touch these jellies, and they flash green light. Scientists harness this light for biological and medical research.

The Immortal Jellyfish
This tiny jellyfish may have discovered the secret to eternal life, in a manner of speaking.

How the Jelly Got Its Glow
To truly understand the deep sea, scientists need to turn off the lights on their submersible vehicles. Then they can see the ghostly blue flickers of bioluminescence produced by virtually every organism of the deep.

Welcome to the Subfamily
Meet "Big Red," a new species of jellyfish that is bulbous, dusky red, and huge, nearly one meter (about three feet) in diameter, with several fleshy arms instead of tentacles, like a balloon with greedy fingers.

Science Bulletins: Jellies Down Deep
Featuring spectacular underwater footage, this Bio Bulletin follows scientists at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute as they retrieve jellies from the deep.

The Milstein Science Series is proudly sponsored by the Irma and Paul Milstein Family.