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'Living Seashore' exhibit opens at National Aquarium
'Living Seashore' exhibit opens at National Aquarium

The bell of a moon jellyfish located in the National Aquarium's new "Living Seashore" exhibit is cool and slippery to the touch. The pale globe pulses up briefly and all but imperceptibly against a visitor's outstretched palm before gliding past, almost like the beating of a heart. "I was kind of scared of getting stung, so I had to try five times before I could touch the jellyfish," said 10-year-old Marlon Jackson, who was moving around two "touch pools" Friday with his class from James K. Polk Elementary School in Alexandria, Va. "But I finally did, and it felt pretty good. I want to touch it again." The $5.5 million "Living...

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