Tuesday, December 15, 2009

picture of the day

jellyfish lake (Ongeim'l Tketau) in Palau. Millions of years ago as the islands were forming, jellyfish were trapped in this lake after a submerged reef rose from the sea creating a landlocked saltwater lake. the jellyfish have no predators in their isolation, therefore no need to defend themselves... these jellyfish have evolved overtime to be virtually stingless. (they still do have "stingers", but they are so small that humans can't feel them). Without their stingers, they pose no threat for humans, making it safe to take a dip with the jellyfish. There are thousands upon thousands (perhaps millions) of jellyfish in Ongeim'l Tketau.

1 comment:

  1. I am glad you shared this,I was going to ask you how to spell Palau.