Jellyfish Lake – Ongeim’l Tketau GC11A56 GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – May 28, 2012

Up close and personal (Photo Credit:FradoMedia)

If you dare, this Geocache of the Week takes you underwater and into the midst of thousands of jellyfish. Jellyfish Lake (GC11A56) or “Ongeim’l Tketau”  as it is called in the local language of Palauan, is one of approximately 70 marine lakes scattered throughout the southern portion of the main island of Palau.

This difficulty five, terrain five EarthCache was created by SurrenderTheBooty in March of 2007. Since then, this unique and rare lake has been visited and appreciated by geocachers all over the world.

In order the log a smiley on this EarthCache, adventurers must travel to the site and complete two requirements. There’s no container to discover. Instead, geocachers discover the geological forces that created this unique location. They must email SurrenderTheBooty with a picture taken at either the arrival dock or the floating dock on the lake, as well as the GPS elevation readings at sea level, on top of the ridge, and at lake level.

Swimming with Jellyfish

The lake is only accessible by boat and visitors have to climb a ridge to get to the golden jellyfish. The cache page provides a comprehensive overview of Palau’s Jellyfish Lake formation over the course of thousands of years. It also details what visitors can expect when they arrive at Ongeim’l Tketau.

One log reads, “Swimming in the Jellyfish Lake is a fantastic experience! The jellyfish are so fragile, so beautiful, … my English is not good enough to describe my feelings. Large jellyfish have a slow frequency when moving, smaller ones have a higher frequency.  Thanks to SurrenderTheBooty for this amazing experience.”

Continue to explore some of the most engaging geocaches around the globe. Check out all the Geocaches of the Week on the Latitude 47 blog or view the Bookmark List on Geocaching.com.

If you’ d like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, send an email with your name, comments, the name of the geocache, and the GC code to pr@groundspeak.com.

Jellyfish Lake Floating Dock
  • Paulo Hercules

    Where is the comment I wrote here ?

  • Paulo Hercules

    Very nice place and interesting Earthcache but should be edited to comply with current guidelines.

    “These guidelines were updated on January 1st, 2011.
    All EarthCaches published prior to this date should be reviewed by the cache owner and if necessary, edited to comply with current guidelines.
    EarthCaches not meeting current guidelines are not grandfathered.”
    Source: http://support.groundspeak.com/index.php?pg=kb.page&id=292

    7. Requests for photographs must be optional.
    Exceptions to this guideline will only be considered if the requested photograph is related to an Earth Science logging activity such as recording a phenomenon.
    This particular guidelines was updated on 1 January 2011.
    All EarthCaches must conform to this guideline as photo requests are considered “optional tasks” and follow the guidelines set forth by Geocaching.com.
    Existing EarthCaches that do not meet this guideline must be updated to comply.
    Cache owners may not delete the cacher’s log based solely on optional tasks.
    Source: http://www.geosociety.org/earthcache/guidelines.htm

    Happy Earthcaching !

  • Paulo Hercules

    Why only some comments need to be approved by a moderator ?

  • If it has a URL or email address in the post it goes to a moderator.

  • Paulo Hercules

    Thank you for the quick explanation.

  •  Paulo – your comment got caught in the spam filter. It’s up now.

  • Paulo Hercules