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R. E. Johannes, "Words of the Lagoon: Fishing and Marine Lore in the Palau District of Micronesia" Berkeley et al: University of California Press, 1981. This outstanding work gives an intimate look at Palauan fishing customs, lore and traditions. It is perhaps the best book of its kind.


We are enormously grateful to Ethan A. Daniels, National Science Coordinator of the Office of Environmental Response and Coordination, Republic of Belau, for providing us with professional underwater photographs of various fish species.

Thank you to the Crocodile Farm in Palau for allowing us permission to take photographs of their animals.

Thank you to the Palau International Pacific Coral Reef Center (PICRC) for photographs we took of their displays.

Image of the ulengang is a Belau National Museum photograph, reproduced from History of Palau: Heritage of an Emerging Nation. Koror: Republic of Palau Ministry of Education, 1997.

Except where otherwise stated, all photographs by RDK Herman, Pacific Worlds.


Palau: Paradise of the Pacific This PBS website provides extensive resources on Palau's marine systems, plus exercises in their "Aquatic Classroom":



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