Fatality at Jellyfish Lake

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Posted by Ken Kurtis on June 03, 2003 at 23:49:37:

It is my sad duty to report that there was a tragedy at Jellyfish Lake in Palau while we were there for the final dive of our Yap/Palau trip.

As you know, the public is told that the jellyfish are harmless, lacking stinging cells, and swimming amongst them is a unique & wonderful experience. Nothing could be further from the truth.

It seems that the larger jellies, well aware that there will be an ample supply of "food" every day, have turned into carnivores and specifically have developed a taste for human flesh.

During our trip, one unsuspecting diver was singled out by the marauding jellies, was isolated from the group . . . and consumed!!!! This poor guy's buddy could only swim away and shriek in horror.

I wasn't close enough to help either but, since I had my camera handy, managed to take one picture to show the world that these supposedly eyeless, brainless animals are NOT the benign creatures that we've been duped to believe they are.

Look at the picture (link below) and then . . . WARN ALL YOUR FRIENDS!!!!

Ken Kurtis
NAUI Instr. #5936
Co-owner, Reef Seekers Dive Co.
Beverly Hills, CA

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