Swim with Jellyfish, no kidding!

Jellyfish Lake is a well-known dive site in the Pacific island of Palau. It is one of the rock islands, a series of small, rocky, uninhabited archipelagos off the coast of Koror. It contains over ten million jellyfish that have descended and evolved from a common ancestor, the spotted jellyfish.

Jellyfish Lake is completely isolated, but in the distant past, it had an outlet to the ocean. The outlet was closed off and the high jellyfish population was isolated and started to feed on quickly-reproducing algae. Contrary to popular belief, the jellyfish of Jellyfish Lake do have small stinging cells, or nematocysts. However, because the stinging cells are so tiny, their sting is not detectable on most human tissue, so tourists can enjoy swimming with them much closer than would be possible anywhere else.

This is the aerial photo taken by by Huntster.

Jeffyfish Lake

Can you believe that tiny lake contains over ten million jellyfish??

And now let’s check out how it look like in the like.

Jeffyfish Lake

Jeffyfish Lake

Jeffyfish Lake

Jeffyfish Lake

Jeffyfish Lake

Jeffyfish Lake

Jeffyfish Lake

Jeffyfish Lake

Jeffyfish Lake

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8 Responses

  1. Phillip says:

    Is the lake fresh water?

  2. Vivian says:

    NO, it is a saltwater. and it once had an outlet to the ocean which was closed off.

  3. Kate says:

    Do Aliens exist? I think they do. Jellyfish have to be one of the most intriguing and strange creatures on the planet

  4. Andrew says:

    I don’t think that jelly fish would be evidence to Aliens or anything like that, but simply proof that the earth is yet an amazing place to behold if only we would open our eyes to the awe inspiring world that surrounds us. Just like if you take a look at astronomy and the things that exist BEYOND our earth and those things are what make me thing further of what is HERE.

  5. anonymous says:

    eeeks…. freaks me out just looking @ them

  6. Sarah says:

    That’s really cool! I’ve always thought Jellyfish were beautiful, but I wouldn’t want to swim with them.

  7. janie says:

    jellyfish are my favorite animal. I love them. This is probably my next traveline destination! :)

  8. Anonymous says:

    I really liked your blog! super

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