Wed. Nov 13th, 2019

New Jellyfish Lake exhibition at Palau Aquarium

The new Jellyfish Lake exhibition at Palau Aquarium is an informative display highlighting the life cycle of Palau’s famous Golden Jellyfish found in Ongeim’l Tketau at Mecherechar Island located in the Rock Islands Southern Lagoon.

On display are the images of the Golden Jellyfish subspecies, Mastigias papua etpisoni found in the lake that has evolved separately from the Golden Jellyfish, Mastigias papua.

The exhibition displays illustration and images that answer questions such as, what gives a Golden Jellyfish its color and why do the jellyfish migrate.

The display also explains what marine lakes are, how they were formed, the do’s and don’ts when entering a marine lake.

“It is very exciting to open this exhibit as the Jellyfish adult population have returned and now visitors can experience an exhibit where they can learn about the Jellyfish before going to see these fascinating creatures” Aquarium Director, Ilebrang Olkeriil said.

Palau Aquarium thanks Coral Reef Research Foundation who worked with them to ensure they have the latest information about the lake in the exhibit.

Aquarium hours are from Monday to Friday 8am – 5pm, and Saturday to Sunday 9am – 5pm.  Contact us at 488-6950, if you have any questions. (PR)