The Jellyfish lake is a unique place on our planet where you can swim among the 2 million jellyfish, with no fear of them bites! Medusae lake attracts thousands of tourists who want to see this wonder of the world.
The Jellyfish lake is located in the archipelago of the Rocky island, in the Republic of Palau. Palau is an archipelago in the Pacific ocean, located 800 km East of the Philippines and North of Indonesia. Palau consists of more than 300 Islands, but only 9 of them inhabited. The Jellyfish lake is located on the island ESA-ICFA, more than 20 kilometers to the Southeast from the largest city Korora.
The size of the lake is approximately 460 metres in length and 160 meters in width, the area of the mirror 0,057 km2. Its shape resembles a bowl, the average depth is 30 metres and the deepest point is about 50 meters. The lake is a slightly salty body of water which is separated from the ocean by a strip of land about 200 meters. Despite its isolation, it is connected with the ocean through tunnels and cracks in the limestone ancient reef.
This is a colorful place with an unusual history. The Jellyfish lake appeared as a result of the movement of the earth’s crust about 12,000 years ago. After the collision of two tectonic plates on the border with ocean, a depression formed separated from the ocean. So there was a half-mile marine lake. Through pores in limestone in the formed cavity of the leaked is not only the salt water, but jellyfish, as well as some small marine life.
Large marine animals, of course, could not get there, so jellyfish were closed and favorable for the life and reproduction space without natural enemies. So, during the existence of the lake in the absence of many natural enemies jellyfish multiplied about 2 million individuals. Continue reading
The largest ocean planet is located between the five continents: in the West it is limited Eurasia, Malay archipelago and Australia in the East, North and South America, in the South – Antarctica.
Its Northern border runs through the Bering Strait on the line from Peninsula, Chukotka until Peninsula Seward Alaska and distinguishes between possession with the Arctic ocean.
The boundary with the Atlantic ocean runs from Cape horn in South America through the Drake passage to the Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica. Water border with the Indian ocean the most conventional. Considered to be her running from the southern tip of the Indochinese Peninsula through the Islands of Sumatra, Java, New Guinea to the Northern tip of Australia and on the southern tip of Australia, through Tasmania along a Meridian to Antarctica.
However, the watershed between the Pacific and Indian oceans disputes between scientists-geographers arise in our days. However, we will adhere to the above boundaries.
Full map of the Pacific ocean you can see here. Continue reading
Fish-moon, fish, sun, fish-head – all the names of one pelagic fish, family loewenich, or the moon-fish (Molidae). In this family includes five types moon-fish, the most common of them view – Mola Mola.
Fish – the moon is the largest of modern bony fish, adult which on average is about 3 m in length and 150 kg in mass. In the Guinness book of world records recorded data about fish caught in 1908, near Sydney, the length of her torso was 4.26 m, and the weight 2235 kg
Although there is evidence that in the Atlantic ocean, near the coast of the USA (new Hampshire), was slowlen instance by a 5.5 m, the mass of which remained uncommitted.
The habitat of fish-moon tropical, subtropical and temperate waters of the world ocean. However, to spawn this fish-the sun is sent only in the tropical waters of the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific oceans. Some adult fish may include warm currents and to penetrate in lukewarm water.
In the waters of the Atlantic ocean, the fish can be seen near Newfoundland, Iceland, UK, in the Baltic sea and along the coast of Norway and the Kola Peninsula. You can also meet this fish in the sea of Japan and the Kuril Islands.
Fish – moon amazes with its unusual appearance. Her body squeezed from both sides, it is very tall and short. If you look at the fish in the profile, it seems that it is round and reminds the disk of the full moon, and Anfas fish more like a millstone mill. As if to look at this giant, he recalled the well-known us fish flounder. Thanks to this appearance of this fish and received its name (the moon, the sun, head). Continue reading