Hadley Australia and Series Australia Pty Ltd are the leading quality theatre chair manufacturers in the southern hemisphere. The businesses work closely with architects, interior designers and…read more
Sea World opens new Sea Jellies exhibit
Gold Coast marine park Sea World has opened Sea Jellies Illuminated, a new exhibition, developed in partnership with Griffith University, displaying the beauty and wonder of sea jellies.
Sea Jellies Illuminated features an array of sea jelly displays and educational elements to take Sea World guests on an illuminating journey as they delve into the fascinating underwater world of these aquatic animals.
This unique and exciting exhibit incorporates a working research laboratory allowing guests to view Griffith University researchers undertaking research into the fascinating world of sea jellies.
Sea World’s acting Head of Marine Sciences, Marnie Horton said sea jellies rank among the most fascinating creatures of the sea and he is extremely proud to open this world-class exhibit with Griffith University.
Horton advises “Sea Jellies Illuminated is a visually impressive exhibit but importantly it also provides greater public awareness and education about a varying species of jellies, which are often misunderstood.
“Guests can now get an up-close look at and be able to learn about a variety of local Australian species such as the Blue Blubber (Catostylus sp.), the Moon jelly (Aurelia aurita), Upside Down jellies (Cassiopea sp.) and many more in illuminated displays.
“In addition to the exhibit Griffith University have a working research centre on the top-floor of the exhibit which will allow scientists to learn more about the species.
“There is also Surf Life Saving Queensland information within the exhibit to educate guests about symptoms of stings and what to do if stung while using the marine environment.”
Griffith University Head of Marine Science Associate Professor Kylie Pitt said it was extremely excited to partner with Sea World for the opening of Sea Jellies Illuminated.
Professor Kylie Pitt stated “the new Griffith Sea Jellies Research Laboratory is a state-of-the-art facility, which places Griffith University at the forefront of jellyfish research internationally.
“The laboratory provides an amazing opportunity for the public to see research being done and to gain greater understanding of what scientists do, why research is important and how research benefits the environment and society.”
Surf Life Saving Queensland Chief Operating Officer, George Hill said the exhibit is an unprecedented opportunity to educate the public on safe co-existence with marine jellies in their environment.
Hill concluded “there are a lot of myths and misconceptions surrounding sea jellies and treatment, and an opportunity to educate the public on sting prevention, the right treatment and more importantly identifying dangerous species like Irukandji, is vital to our vision at SLSQ.”
28th May 2018 - Sea World Whale Watch spots 2018 season’s first whale
5th January 2018 - Sea World to stage Carnivale ‘street party’ through January
19th December 2017 - Award wins for Sea World Resort and Sea World
29th November 2017 - Village Roadshow moves away from low cost theme park passes
23rd December 2016 - Sea World welcomes Baby Dolphin
14th June 2016 - EarthCheck and Griffith University partner on sustainable tourism
4th November 2015 - Sea World Rescue Team Rehabilitates Dolphin
28th March 2014 - Griffith University tourism research institute launched
4th September 2013 - Tourism must pay its dues to the environment
Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?
The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.
However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.
Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.
Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.
Click here to subscribe.
The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.
Talk To Us For Independent Advice & Specialised Services We're business people, not sales reps IP HUB is one of Australia’s leading advisors on telecoms for both small businesses and…read more
Aerobic Microphones Australia provides audio products for the fitness industry. Products include the sweat resistant Cyclemic and Aeromic headworn microphones and pouchbelts that are made in…read more
HYPOXI® is one of Europe’s most successful health and weight loss studio concepts. It’s the first weight loss technology to incorporate exercise with advanced vacuum and…read more
Established in 1994, Ceramic Solutions has excelled at the supply and installation of swimming pool tiles and equipment for the pool and leisure industry, with a focus on the needs of end-users. …read more
SICO is at the forefront in innovative mobile folding and rolling, space efficient tables, stages, dance floors and many other products which help our customers optimise their use of space. Image…read more
Since 1989 Elite Pool Covers have designed and manufactured an extensive range of high quality affordable manual,semi-automatic and fully-automatic pool cover systems for the harsh Australian…read more
get listed with our suppliers directory
Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!