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The Stingless Jellyfish of Sohoton Cove National Park (Surigao)

The jellyfish pond. Sohoton. Not much additional information on the jellyfish sanctuary heading into Siargao Island. We didn’t know exactly what the sanctuary is called, if it’s still part of Siargao, or how far it is from Siargao. All we wanted to do was go see the stingless jellies. No guts, no jellies. Siargao offered more surprises than we can take home even when using the biggest luggage in this inflation-challenged market. Continue reading The Stingless Jellyfish of Sohoton Cove National Park (Surigao)

Photo of the Day: Grab a Jelly

Grab a jelly. That sounds right. I mean, the phrase slips through your tongue so beautifully, without effort, so much so that you’ll forget that many jellyfish are among the most lethal creatures of the sea. Small, yes, but terribly lethal (incidentally, reminds us of the joke that because the jellyfish has survived for hundreds of millions of years without a brain, there’s hope for many people). Anyway, if you go to the Jellyfish Lagoon, also known as the Tojoman Lagoon, in Socorro, Surigao del Norte, you’ll come face to face with a fish, er, creature, that swarms the entire lagoon. The jelly swarm is not the poisonous kind, so it’s a relief. But even if your brain is telling you it’s not poisonous, your eyes are telling you to stay away, except, perhaps, when you want to take a selfie with the jelly. Like this photo, courtesy of Jakilo Dizon (visit and follow her Instagram account, @jacqueaeiouh), who is a registered nurse, a photo enthusiast, and a wanderlust. Grab a jelly, that’s how she described the photo. Click the photo to enlarge: Continue reading Photo of the Day: Grab a Jelly