2014 Smithsonian In Motion Video Contest Editor's Pick - Jellyfish Lake

Jellyfish lake is a marine lake located on Eil Malk island in Palau, an island country located in the western Pacific Ocean which is part of the larger island group of Micronesia. Jellyfish Lake is around 12,000 years old and is home to millions of golden jellyfish. The jellyfish migrate twice daily in order to expose the algae, symbiotically living in their body, to the sun. This then allows the algae to process the sunlight to produce sugar that nourishes the jellyfish. (2:44)

Latest Videos

Preview thumbnail for video'Hammerhead vs. Stingray
Hammerhead vs. Stingray (2:25)
Preview thumbnail for video'The Incredible Things a Hammerhead's Nose Can Do
The Incredible Things a Hammerhead's Nose Can Do (1:24)
Preview thumbnail for video'What Ultra High Speed Penguin Footage Reveals About Pliosaurus
What Ultra High Speed Penguin Footage Reveals About Pliosaurus (2:51)
Preview thumbnail for video'Why Brown Bears Are Misunderstood
Why Brown Bears Are Misunderstood (2:17)
Preview thumbnail for video'How the Largest Flying Bird of All Time Stayed Airborne
How the Largest Flying Bird of All Time Stayed Airborne (3:55)
Preview thumbnail for video'The Entire Bay of Santorini Is an Active Volcanic Crater
The Entire Bay of Santorini Is an Active Volcanic Crater (3:31)
Preview thumbnail for video'Magnificent Leaf Homes Woven by Australian Green Ants
Magnificent Leaf Homes Woven by Australian Green Ants (2:50)
Preview thumbnail for video'What's the Waggle Dance? And Why Do Honeybees Do It?
What's the Waggle Dance? And Why Do Honeybees Do It? (2:49)
Preview thumbnail for video'Scorpions Choose Their Mates by Dancing With Them
Scorpions Choose Their Mates by Dancing With Them (2:11)