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    An experienced animal trainer, Josh Ruffell most recently served as Assistant Curator at Australia Zoo in Beerwah, Queensland, Australia. During … Read More
    An experienced animal trainer, Josh Ruffell most recently served as Assistant Curator at Australia Zoo in Beerwah, Queensland, Australia. During his free time, Josh Ruffell enjoys snorkeling. Read Less
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An experienced animal trainer, Josh Ruffell most recently served as Assistant Curator at Australia Zoo in Beerwah, Queensland, Australia. During his free time, Josh Ruffell enjoys snorkeling.

With rising numbers of people trying it, snorkeling is fast gaining popularity as a leisure pursuit. As a result, a number of snorkeling spots from around the world have become popular destinations. However, not all snorkeling spots are the same; some, in fact, are more unusual than others. In a recent feature article, CNN.com listed some of the world's strangest snorkeling spots, which ranged from snorkeling with salmon to belugas. Featured in the same article is a snorkeling experience with harmless jellyfish in Palau.

Palau's Rock Islands are a string of over 400 mostly unpopulated islands. One island called Eli Mak contains a closed ecosystem known as Jellyfish Lake, and it is exactly what it's name suggests. It contains two species of jellyfish – golden jellyfish and moon jellyfish – which have stings that are so weak, they're generally harmless to humans. As a result, you can safely snorkel alongside the thousands of jellyfish residing in the lake as they migrate from one side of the lake to the other.