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Diving Through Jellyfish Lake, Palau

Palau is a special place. Film / Edit: Sarosh Jacob.

Jellyfish Lake is located on Eli Malk island in the Republic of Palau. Twelve thousand years ago these jellyfish became trapped in a natural basin on the island when the ocean receded. With no predators amongst them for thousands of years, they evolved into a new species that lost most of their stinging ability as they no longer had to protect themselves. They are harmless to humans although some people with very sensitive skin may get a minor irritation from them.

These fascinating creatures survive by sharing a symbiotic relationship with algae that live inside of them. At night, the jellyfish go down to the depths of the lake where the algae feed on nutrients. During the day, the jellyfish come back to the surface and follow the sun across the lake in a massive migration. The algae convert the energy of the sun via photosynthesis into a sugar that feeds the jellyfish.

It is not possible to scuba dive in this lake because the nutrient rich layer at around 50 feet and below contains hydrogen sulphide which is highly toxic to humans. If a scuba diver was to swim in that layer, the toxins would enter the body through the skin and that exposure could be fatal. Snorkeling however, is perfectly safe and if you ever find yourself in Palau one day, you should make your way to this special place. The experience of swimming through millions of jellyfish is quite surreal and Palau is the only place in the world where you can do just that!

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Uncommon Places

Grey Skateboard Magazine and Converse recently took a road trip through Europe with no fixed route or destination. Uncommon Places is the outcome of our adventure.

Featuring Harry Lintell, Rory Milanes, Charlie Young and Phil Parker. Film by Henry Edwards-Wood.

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Animated Short: This One Time…

Can’t You See Me?

Short film by Cedric Nicolas-Troyan. Music: “K/half noise” by Mùm.

Shadow Of A Doubt

An absent minded mugger commits a crime. Hysteria ensues; evidence is left behind and the body is moved. How many trips to the crime scene must the mugger make to get it right?

© 2011 Eric Chou & Russell Miller. Music by Erez Koskas.

After The Rain // Après La Pluie

C.-A. Lefebvre, Manuel Tanon-Tchi, Louis Tardivier, Sébastien Vovau & Emmanuelle Walker.

Umbrella by Philip Vose

Inspired by the dark things that suck in life, this is a story about a little girl taking a leap of faith in hopes of escaping the sad situations in her polluted environment for something far better…with the aid of an orange umbrella of course.

Jillian Mayer: I Am Your Grandma

I Am Your Grandma is an autobiographical video diary log (vlog) that Jillian Mayer records for her unborn grandchildren.

Zombie Short: Charlie Bit My Finger

Director Jeff Chan re-made the classic viral video ‘Charlie Bit My Finger’ in a horror film style.

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