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montereybayaquarium: Try as she might, MacKenzie Bubel just...

montereybayaquarium: Try as she might, MacKenzie Bubel just couldn’t satisfy the baby comb jellies. The aquarist was attempting to spawn a species called Mnemiopsis leidyi—a ghostly-looking little creature native to the Gulf of Mexico—in the Aquarium’s Jelly Lab. She tinkered with variables like water temperature, salinity and light exposure. “We did some wacky stuff to get the conditions perfect,” she says, “but they weren’t doing as well as we’d hoped.
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