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 in the Rock Islands Southern Lagoon. Also, 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, and 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”, expressed Aquarium Director, Ilebrang Olkeriil. We thank Coral Reef Research Foundation who worked with us to ensure we have the latest information about the lake in our exhibit”.
Stop by the Palau Aquarium to check out this new exhibit! Aquarium hours are from Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm, and Saturday to Sunday 9am to 5pm. Contact us at 488-6950, if you have any questions.