Jellyfish Lake

Jellyfish lake

Do you love cute little jellyfish but you are scared of their stings? Don’t worry, there is a place i can recommend that will leave you in awe!

Jellyfish lake is located on Eil Malk island in Palau province of Indonesia. Eil Malk is part of the Rock Islands, a group of small uninhabited islands in Palau’s Southern Lagoon, between Koror and Peleliu. There are about 70 other marine lakes located throughout the Rock Islands. 20 million golden jellyfish migrate horizontally across the lake daily.

Jellyfish Lake is connected to the ocean through fissures and tunnels in the limestone of an ancient Miocene reef. However, the lake is sufficiently isolated and the conditions are different enough, thus the diversity of species in the lake is greatly reduced as the creatures move to the nearby lagoon. Therefore, the jellyfish there have lost their stingers because there are no predators around.

You can go snorkelling or diving while admiring the beautiful jellyfish that float away freely all around you. The sight will be absolutely mesmerizing and it will be a rare experience. Now, with global warming and other harm brought to our earth, these natural lakes may be gone soon. We should take time to appreciate all the nature around us.

Kathleen Tung

1 Charity

 

Reference:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jellyfish_Lake

 

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