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Micronesia - Palau (Belau)

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Jellyfish Lake

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Overview of Jellyfish Lake

An attraction most can only dream of, this daring and unusual phenomena, Jellyfish Lake, departs radically from convention; for it is an enclosed body of water wherein - over the course of a millennia - resident jellyfish have completely lost their sting because they have not had to fight off predators. Instead, they spend their days in privileged leisure, pulsating gently from one side of the lake to the other while catching the sun's rays and farming their own food supply of algae.

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Courtesy of OceanIslandTravel.com Underwater camera with jellyfish - Courtesy of OceanIslandTravel.com Courtesy of www.localgetaways.com Jellyfish Lake, Republic of Palau, Micronesia. Underwater camera shot showing jellyfish. - Courtesy of OceanIslandTravel.com

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View a film of the jellyfish by Sarosh Jacob with Radiohead's The jelly fish came to this lake in Palau through a tunnel which connected the sea and the lake a long time ago. Now the tunnel has closed, and the jelly fish are no longer poisonous in an environment where there's no predator. They live by photosynthesis because they cannot feed on anything in this lake.  - Courtesy of www.youtube.com Thousands of non-stinging jellyfish inhabit this landlocked marine lake in Palau - Courtesy of www.youtube.com Snorkeler shows video of swimming in Jellyfish Lake in Palau - Courtesy of OceanIslandTravel.com

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  • Sensual Snorkeling in Palau's Jellyfish Lake - I had never thought of snorkeling or of jellyfish as being sensual before, but that’s how it was described to me before entering Jellyfish Lake in Palau...more
  • Jellyfish Lake In Palau Swarms With Complex Historical Wonders - Who knew the gelatinous bags of goo known as jellyfish could have such a complex history?...more
  • Darwin's Jellyfishes - FLOATING in a silent world the color of milky green tea, I am enveloped by an undulating horde of 10 million jellyfish, some the size of cantaloupes, others the size of apples and a few no bigger than blueberries. All dance the two-step jelly ballet: pulse in, pulse out; pulse in, pulse out. Their simple rhythm is as soothing and vital as a heartbeat...more

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