Our Living Seas

Jellyfish Lake in East Kakaban Island


Jellyfish Lake in East Kakaban Island, Borneo, Indonesia is only one of three places in the world that you can snorkel with millions of stingless jellyfish. Palau is best known, but Batbtim Island in Misool Raja Ampat has a jellyfish lake as well. There are four species of endemic jellyfish that live in the Kakaban lagoon: Cassiopeia ornate, Mastigias papua, Aurelia aurita and Tripedalia cystophora. Because they have been completely isolated from any predators, they have lost their ability to sting over time. The jellyfish and its surrounding habitat are completely protected, and one can only snorkel in the lake. It is truly a wondrous experience.