How to Keep Jellyfish in Aquariums: An Introductory Guide for Maintaining Healthy Jellies


Chad L. Widmer has managed display and culture of jellyfish galleries at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, on Cannery Row in Monterey, California, for over seven years. His scientific work focuses on jellyfish life cycles and applied husbandry research and development. After serving in the U.S. Army as an M-1 Abrams armor crewman (an M-1 tanker), he earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in marine biology from Humboldt State University. He has been interviewed for a dozen different television shows, including National Geographic Explorer and Mythbusters.

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Many people want to learn how to keep and grow jellyfish in aquariums, but don’t know where to start. Though the scientific literature contains clues, the language can be cryptic for the uninitiated, and the references can be tricky to track down without access to a well-stocked university library.

In this first-of-its-kind guide, Chad L. Widmer presents in plain language some proven methods for jellyfish husbandry. With some study, attention to detail, and a little pioneer spirit, you’ll soon be enjoying your own jellies, along with your newfound jelly-keeping skills.


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