Jellyfish Lake Is Filled With Millions Of Harmless Jellyfish

Jellyfish Lake Is Filled With Millions Of Harmless Jellyfish

A lake bursting with jellyfish sounds dangerous. But in Jellyfish Lake on the Pacific island of Palau, you're at no risk among the millions of golden jellyfish. There are no threats to the jellyfish in this lake, which is why there are upwards of 10 million there today. And because they have had no predators to protect themselves against, the stinging cells on the jellyfish have shrunk so small that they can barely penetrate human skin.

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Key Facts In This Video

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    Millions of jellyfish reside in Jellyfish Lake on Eil Malk island in Palau. (0:28)

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    The jellyfish in Jellyfish Lake survive on algae inside their bodies that turn sunlight into sugar. (0:41)

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    The jellyfish in Jellyfish Lake drift along the surface so the dawn sunlight feeds the symbiosis that keeps them alive. (1:55)

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