The Quiz: These gentle and famous invertebrates are a top draw in their home waters. What are they?
These golden jellyfish are a type of spotted jellyfish that are found only in the aptly named Jellyfish Lake on the island of Eil Malk, part of the island nation of Palau in the western Pacific Ocean. The marine lake is connected to the ocean by three shallow tunnels that bring water into and out of the lake with the tides. But it’s so isolated from the nearby lagoon that the golden jellies evolved in this micro universe mostly cut off from other food sources and predators. Sunlight is key to their survival, so they drift across the lake to follow the sun.
The correct answer to this quiz is Jellyfish.