Visitors will be mesmerised and captivated by the new Upside Down Jellyfish, the latest spooky arrivals to SEA LIFE Manchester

Along with the spectacular Upside Down Jellyfish, the additional bloom of Sea Nettles are sure to spook visitors out this Halloween, as they swim like ghosts through water and float mysteriously around the tank.

Delve in deep and learn all about the Jellyfish that are 95% water and don’t even have brains, eyes, hearts or blood! Having been identified over 500 million years ago and with over 350 different species, these creatures are established and beautiful in their own right.


In an array of striking colours, these Jellyfish will wow visitors and leave them inspired.

SEA LIFE Manchester’s Jellyfish smack which is the official description of a swarm, are housed in a special ‘Kreisel’ display which maintains a circular current to keep their delicate bodies away from the tank’s hard surfaces.

Curator Dan McLaughlan commented: “Guests will learn so much about the Jellyfish by coming along to the centre, including the fact that they are one of the oldest types of creature in the world and a group of Jellyfish is actually called a bloom!”

Families are invited to see the Jellyfish all year round but with a special appearance at the Spooky Seas event, running from now until 31st October.


Not to miss the devil crabs, batfish, vampire tangs and of course, one of the smartest creatures in the ocean, Frankie the Giant Pacific Octopus, who interacts and plays with Dan, SEA LIFE Manchester’s aquarium curator.

For further information or to pre-book tickets online before your visit please go to SEA LIFE Manchester. Reduced prices are available for tickets booked in advance.

For regular news, updates and competitions, SEA LIFE Manchester is also on Facebook  and Twitter.


Merlin Entertainments Plc is the leading name in location-based, family entertainment. Europe’s Number 1 and the world’s second-largest visitor attraction operator, Merlin now operates 109 attractions, 12 hotels/4 holiday villages in 23 countries and across 4 continents. The company aims to deliver memorable and rewarding experiences to its almost 63 million visitors worldwide, through its iconic global and local brands, and the commitment and passion of its managers and c26,000 employees (peak season). 

Among Merlin’s attractions are – SEA LIFE, Madame Tussauds, LEGOLAND, The London Eye, Dungeons, Gardaland, LEGOLAND Discovery Centres, Alton Towers Resort, Warwick Castle, THORPE PARK Resort, Blackpool Tower, Heide Park Resort,  Sydney Tower Eye and SKYWALK.  All brands which are distinctive, challenging and innovative – and which have great potential for growth in the future. Visit Merlin Entertainments Plc for more information


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