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How Would You Feel to Swim in a Lake With a Million Jellyfish?

There are salt, freshwater lakes, lakes in volcanic craters, but also some of them can take your breath away. They are very different, extraordinary and even dangerous! If by any chance you are a fan of jellyfish because you know that contact with them is dangerous, these photos and text would be interesting. In the lake that we will introduce you, swim about 10 million jellyfish. Imagine how it would be to swim between them, if you know you will not be hurt by its touch.

Places like Jellyfish Lake are a reminder of how wonderful the world can be. Swimming with millions of jellyfish can be a surreal experience, as a reminder that somewhere there always exist some surprises.

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Jellyfish Lake in Palau is an ideal attraction for lovers of diving and underwater photography. It is known by millions of jellyfish that migrate across the lake daily. This lake in the Pacific Ocean at first glance looks normal. Jellyfish Lake is 12 000 years old. The lake is connected to the ocean through tunnels, but since the water from it significantly decreased, remained only isolated jellyfishes. They have lost the ability to burn that allows swimmers to come closer. In 1998 jellyfish completely disappeared from the lake, but now they are again in the lake waters.

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Image by anthonioo & Mei-Ling via Flickr

Image by Mandy via Flickr

Although most cellular animals with radial symmetry of the body are known as deadly, still both species which living in the lake – golden and moon jellyfish are harmless. That making them perfect companions for swimming. Protective pip of the jellyfishes which live in Jellyfish Lake turned literally in “no need part” because these creatures evolved in a closed environment without the threat of predators. Jellyfish Lake before thousands of years created its own eco-system. Here jellyfish during the day swim and when the sun goes down, they sink in layer with hydrogen sulphide, 20 meters from the lake bottom.

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