If you enjoy swimming at the beach you probably know to avoid any jellyfish that might happen to be in the vicinity because their painful stings.
But did you know there’s a lake that’s brimming with thousands of jellyfish that you can swim amongst without getting stung?
Well, there is. It’s aptly called Jellyfish Lake, and it’s located in the beautiful Pacific island country of Palau.
The jellyfish that inhabit Jellyfish Lake differ from their ocean cousins in several ways, the most important of which is their inability to sting.
This beautiful lake was once home to as many as 20 million jellyfish, but a few years ago a severe drought on the island reduced their numbers to the very low thousands.
That prompted the powers that be to close the lake to swimming for a couple of years to allow the jellyfish population to grow, and it indeed grew enough to allow the re-opening of the lake in December 2018.
That means once again humans are able to enjoy the unique experience of swimming among the jellyfish in Jellyfish Lake!
To finish up, here’s a fantastic short video showing what you’ll see and experience if you ever get a chance to visit the island paradise of Palau and Jellyfish Lake. Check it out!
Note: As always, you can watch the video at full screen by clicking the “square” icon that will pop up in the lower-right corner of the video after it begins playing.