Gallery Oldham: Ocean Drifters

Step into our magical underwater kingdom, filled with jellyfish and coral.

Jellyfish have drifted along on ocean currents for millions of years, even before dinosaurs roamed the earth. Pulsing along across the world’s oceans they can be found in deepest darkest depths and along shallow tropical coastlines.

Unlike many marine species, jellyfish can thrive in warmer water with less oxygen.

As ocean temperatures rise, jellyfish may experience an extended breeding season as warmer waters allow jellyfish to grow and reproduce more quickly. We may see a shift in the distribution of jellyfish species. Species typically found in tropical or subtropical regions may move into new areas.

Feel free to relax among the tentacles and the coral, learn facts about sea creatures and the oceans in our reading area, or take a photo of yourself as a jellyfish. The jellyfish don’t mind being touched, but please be gentle with them.

These amazing creatures have been created by Designs in Air.

The exhibition opens at Gallery Oldham on May 25

Join us on Wednesday 21 August, 2pm to make an underwater themed balloon model inspired by the exhibition.

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