Jellyfish Lake revenues down 36%, further drop expected in 2017

Jellyfish Lake revenues down 36%, further drop expected in 2017

BY BERNADETTE H. CARREON

Palau Correspondentt

KOROR, Palau — The Koror state government has forecast that by the end of 2017, revenues from permits to Jellyfish Lake would total $49,200 — a mere 0.4% of what it earned from the lake in 2015.

Koror state is home to the famous Jellyfish Lake, one of the most popular tourism destinations in the island nation known for its stingless jellyfish. A permit to visit and swim in the lake costs $100.  

In 2016, extreme drought contributed to the decline of the jellyfish population. Some agencies have stated that the . . .

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