11 Incredible Lakes Even Mermaids Wouldn't Want to Swim in โ›”๏ธ ...

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There are so many lakes in the world and it's hard to imagine that some are beautiful lakes you don't want to swim in.

A lake brings to mind cool water, tree lined fringes, maybe a day spent relaxing on a boat.

You might like to fish or water ski.

You might just enjoy the scenery โ€“ shimmering in summer and glisteningly frosty in winter.

You might like to take a dip.

Sounds idyllic yes?

Well not in these lakes!

Check out this list of lakes you wouldn't want to swim in.2

1. Jellyfish Lake, Palau

Jellyfish Lake, Palau

The Rock Islands archipelago boasts some 70 weird lakes, but Jellyfish Lake on Eil Malk Island in Palau takes first prize in weirdness.

It is home to millions of golden jellyfish.

They migrate horizontally across the lake every day, providing visitors with a spectacular sight.

Golden Jellyfish (Mastigias cf.

papua etpisoni) and other marine species living in the lake have evolved quite differently from their nearest relatives residing in neighboring lagoons because Jellyfish Lake on Eil Malk Island is so isolated.

2. The Acid Lakes of Dallol Volcano, Ethiopia

The Acid Lakes of Dallol Volcano, Ethiopia

The Afar people coined the term Dallol, describing the dissolution of a landscape consisting mostly of acid ponds that snooze in the hot sun.

Yellow and orange hues of sulfur and iron oxide dominate this extraordinary lake and rocky shore.

Dallol Volcano was formed during an eruption in 1926, adding this fascinating maar or explosion crater to the Erta Ale Range in Ethiopia.

Surrounded by salt flats, the lake lies in the hottest inhabited place on Earth.2

3. Lake Hillier, Australia

Lake Hillier, Australia

Looking like a gigantic, pink sugar-coated Danish pastry, Western Australia's Lake Hillier is a mystery nobody's solved so far.

Are salt crystals or bacteria responsible for the baby pink apparition?

Or is this merely the result of Pink Panther taking his weekly bath here?

Boiling Lake, Dominica
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