There is something otherworldly about the jellyfish. Their delicate, graceful movements through the water have an almost hypnotic quality.
Today on Saturdays Around the World, we head off in search of underwater wonder, and take you to one of the most incredible underwater places in the world. On a remote island in Palau, there is an incredible lake where jellyfish have been trapped for 12,000 years. The result is an unbelievable aquatic world, dominated by millions of beautiful Golden Jellyfish.
In this unique environment, the jellyfish have adapted to have virtually no sting, and an incredible symbiotic relationship with algae has evolved into their food source.
This is an astonishingly beautiful wonder from the natural world.
Here is a small piece from the BBC that takes us into this remarkable underwater world…
Swimming With Jellyfish
There are actually six lakes like this one, but for conservation reasons, this is the only one where people are allowed to swim with the jellies. For those of us who may never make it to this incredible place on the globe, here is a gorgeous video of what that experience is like:
As we find ourselves inundated with the chaos around us, there is something comforting about knowing that far off, on a remote island, there is a 12,000 year old lake full of perfectly adapted jellyfish, oblivious to the rest of the world.
Settling into an appreciation for nature is one of the best ways to remember that this is still an amazing world (our motto here at everwideningcircles.com), despite what the negative 24-hour news cycle tells us.
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