PALAU - May 20-28, 2006
All pictures 2017 by Ken Kurtis
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(Click here to read the written trip report.)

THE CAST OF CHARACTERSX
PA2 in Peleliu.jpg (315127 bytes) Skiff coming in.jpg (355120 bytes) The Reef Seekers group.jpg (254657 bytes) The entire group.jpg (330857 bytes)
Palau Aggressor II (in Peleliu Harbor) The dive skiff The Reef Seekers gang:
Marlene Patterson, Ceci Alleguez,
Di Krall, & Ken Kurtis
The rest of the divers on the PA2
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THE DIVING
Palau dive sites.jpg (123420 bytes) Daily dive sked.jpg (219124 bytes) Briefing board (2).jpg (187093 bytes) Camera table.jpg (373012 bytes)
The dive sites of Palau Typical daily schedule Briefing board & site map Working at the camera table
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Colorful Palaun star and Tuirban shell.jpg (530411 bytes) Blue-spoted Puffer (crop).jpg (319305 bytes) yellowtail coris.jpg (368489 bytes) Squarespot Anthia.JPG (198607 bytes)
Colorful Palaun star & turban snail Blue-spotted puffer Yellowtail coris Square-spotted anthias
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Crinoid (red and white).jpg (632606 bytes) Red hard coral.jpg (585724 bytes) Blue sea star.jpg (594480 bytes) Bicolor angelfish.jpg (510113 bytes)
Red & white crinoid Red hard coral Blue sea star Bicolor angelfish
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Sea fan (CU).jpg (536362 bytes) Soft coral white-red).jpg (231836 bytes) Soft coral (yellow-red).jpg (554465 bytes) Soft coral (pnk - night).jpg (492115 bytes)
Seafan CU Soft coral on the wall Soft coral CU Pink soft coral at night
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White and gold nudi.jpg (312147 bytes) Male Napoleon wraase (Mickey).JPG (210216 bytes) Cuda school.jpg (120435 bytes) Fire dartfish.jpg (247727 bytes)
Ardeadoris egretta nudibranch Male Napoleon wrasse Mickey Schooling barracuda Fire dartfish
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Goggle-eye Soldierfish.jpg (385929 bytes) Banded pipefish (1).jpg (353204 bytes) Gray Reef Shark (2).jpg (115383 bytes) Green turtle (shell).jpg (551101 bytes)
Crescent-tail bigeye Banded pipefish Gray reef shark at Blue Corner Green turtle
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Giant moray.jpg (325168 bytes) Spadefish (1).jpg (254234 bytes) Midnight Snapper.JPG (314821 bytes) Schooling jacks.jpg (187612 bytes)
Giant moray Teira batfish that followed us Midnight snapper Schooling jacks
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Chromodris kunei.jpg (287431 bytes) Lobster.JPG (537088 bytes) Red-toothed triger w-red teeth.jpg (299984 bytes) Saddle Butterfly in night colors.jpg (225416 bytes)
Chromodoris kunei nudibranch Reef lobster Red-toothed triggerfish
(and you can see the red teeth)
Saddle butterfly in night colors
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ANEMONEFISH
Orange-finned Anemonefish.jpg (590188 bytes) Orange-finned anemonefish & host.jpg (443433 bytes) Orange-finned in a flame anemone.jpg (427010 bytes) Pink anemonefish in big anemone.jpg (522969 bytes)
Orange-finned anemonefish & host Orange-finned CU In a flame anemone Pink anemonefish & carpet anemone
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Pinks & Magnificent (1).jpg (225722 bytes) Pinks and Magnificent Anemone.jpg (188331 bytes) Pinks & Magnificent (3).jpg (293891 bytes) Pinks in closed Magnificent Anemone.JPG (370925 bytes)
Pinks in Magnificent anemone Pinks in a Red magnificent Pinks CU Pinks in a closed Magnificent
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PELELIU LAND TOUR
Tangie.jpg (158394 bytes) Wrecked Zero.jpg (423692 bytes) Orange Beach.jpg (327981 bytes) Cemetary memorial.jpg (278636 bytes)
Tangie Marlene looks at a wrecked Zero Orange Beach Orange Beach Cemetery memorial
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Canteens.jpg (254478 bytes) Machine gun.JPG (206302 bytes) Helmets.jpg (217726 bytes) Inside the cave (1).jpg (344535 bytes)
Canteens Machine gun Assorted helmets Inside the caves
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MORE ANIMALS
Colorful clam.jpg (489834 bytes) Longnose hawkfish.jpg (314108 bytes) Flatworm (2).jpg (335925 bytes) Golden damsel.jpg (473396 bytes)
Colorful clam Longnose hawkfish Flatworm cruising around Golden damsel
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Hermit crab (2).jpg (397942 bytes) Saies Tunnel.jpg (119727 bytes) Hooked in at Blue Corner.jpg (212287 bytes) Lined Butterfly.jpg (306684 bytes)
Hermit crab Entering Siaes Tunnel Hooked in at Blue Corner Lined butterfly
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Wire goby.jpg (142893 bytes) Blackspotted Puffer.JPG (315317 bytes) Candycane Dwarf Goby.jpg (306434 bytes) Whitetip turning.jpg (124696 bytes)
Wire goby Black-spotted puffer Candycane dwarf goby Turning Whitetip
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Ocot eyeball.jpg (429192 bytes) Red coral crab.JPG (394353 bytes) Titan trigger with teeth.jpg (325094 bytes) Titan trigger defending nest.jpg (568086 bytes)
Octopus eyeball (& siphon) Red coral crab Titan trigger (note teeth) Titan defending nest
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Truimpetfish lookdown.jpg (241697 bytes) Blue Hole (2).jpg (73792 bytes) Yellow pleurobranch (1).jpg (456773 bytes) Yellow tubastrea - 3 stages f opening.JPG (359026 bytes)
Trumpetfish lookdown Blue Hole Yellow pleurobranch Tubastrea opening at night
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Regal angelfish (2).jpg (363469 bytes) Headon Whitetip.jpg (333625 bytes) Reticulated dascyllus hiding in the table coral.jpg (357118 bytes) Yellow seafan.jpg (591446 bytes)
Regal angelfish Whitetip resting and glaring Reticulated dascyllus
hiding in Table coral
Yellow seafan along the wall
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JELLYFISH LAKE
Coming through the jellies.jpg (322498 bytes) Mastigas (2).jpg (261858 bytes) Malrene disco-dancing with the jellies.jpg (158122 bytes) Jelly self-portrait.jpg (308589 bytes)
Coming through the jellies Mastigas Disco dancing with the jellies Jelly self-portrait
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PARTING SHOTS
Boyxet & Maria.jpg (141396 bytes) This to this (1).jpg (144703 bytes) This to this (2).jpg (205682 bytes) Sunset.jpg (290547 bytes)
Bhoyet & Maria at Blue Corner From this . . . . . . to this in 5 minutes. Requisite sunset shot
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