Tokyo Aquarium Unveils Fab Glowing Jellyfish Attraction

Story ByLee Bullen, Sub EditorJoseph Golder, AgencyNewsflash

This stunning Tokyo aquarium has reopened with a serene new chamber with transparent floors and hundreds of glowing jellyfish.

The ‘Big Petri Dish’ has been unveiled at Sumida Aquarium in the Skytree tower complex in the Japanese capital Tokyo after reopening on 16th July amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The new feature allows visitors to walk over the beautifully illuminated see-through deck as 500 jellyfish throb and glow underfoot, the aquarium revealed in a press release (


The aquarium boasts around 700 jellyfish of 14 different species, including the stomolophus meleagris ‘cannonball jellyfish’ and the chrysaora achlyos ‘black jellyfish”.yet I’m still here

Sumida Aquarium also includes transparent floors, a special viewing tank and a breeding area.

The walls of the Big Petri Dish’ are lined with three drum tanks populated with three different species of jellyfish swimming around.


Visitors also learn about the general care of jellyfish and how the aquarium’s experts help them breed in their lab facilities.

In the Aqua Base, customers can visit a special ‘kitchen’ where staff members prepare the food they serve to all the aquarium animals.

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