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Swim Peacefully with Thousands of Jellyfish in Palau

On Eil Malk Island in Palau, you can swim peacefully with thousands of jellyfish without getting stung. This marine lake was once connected to the ocean, but as the island changed, it was cut off.

Now in isolation, it’s filled with a jellyfish species found nowhere else. With no predators to keep them in check and plentiful algae to feed on, these golden jellyfish swarm and fill the lake like a cloudy dream.

Are you ready for a swim?

Video by Great Big Story. Great Big Story is a cinematic storytelling company with its headquarters in New York and offices in Stockholm and London. Launched in October 2015, the company creates micro-documentaries and short films, which have been viewed by millions of people on various websites.

Header image credits: Francisco De Legarreta C.

Colin

Colin

Colin is Padi certified Divemaster, loves diving with the larger marine species around the world, and writing code.

 

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