YAP & PALAU - March, 2004
All pictures 2017 by Ken Kurtis
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MID-AIR ENCOUNTER

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Look, up in the sky . . . It's American Airlines Race ya to Hawaii . . . See ya later.
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YAP

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Welcome to Yap Home away from home Bruce Graham admires the room The Yap Divers fleet
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Banded pipefish.jpg (123781 bytes) Grazing sea cucumber.jpg (112913 bytes) Threadfin butterfly.jpg (105964 bytes) Threadfin cardinalfish.jpg (134360 bytes)
Banded pipefish Grazing sea cucumber Threadfin butterfly Threadfin cardinalfish
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Yellow goby & bulldozer shrimp.jpg (172959 bytes) Mated Mandarinfish pair.jpg (209570 bytes) Manta in Mi'l Channel.jpg (49442 bytes) Sherwin shooting Mi'l Manta.jpg (60136 bytes)
Yellow goby & bulldozer shrimp Mated Mandarinfish Mi'l Channel Manta Sherwin Isenberg
zeroes in on another Manta
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Our crew going through the mangroves Stone Money Ken Kurtis with the Stone Money
and the more-easily-carried kind
Checking out & sampling Tuba,
the local rotgut,
which also had a unique odor to it
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SHARK FEED IN YAP

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Waiting for lunch.jpg (157543 bytes) Chomp (1).jpg (68237 bytes) Chomp (2).jpg (114922 bytes) Chomp (3).jpg (109431 bytes)
Waiting in the distance Hitting the bait Back for more Shaking loose a mouthful
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Circling back in.jpg (112054 bytes) Where's the food.jpg (86579 bytes) Work with me baby.jpg (83068 bytes) Yum, yum.jpg (106085 bytes)
Circling back in Looking for a taste Good photo op Coming back in
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Incoming!!!.jpg (104619 bytes) Any food over here.jpg (144429 bytes) You sure.jpg (123280 bytes) Up close and personal.jpg (90747 bytes)
Pecs down - classic shark pose Looking for food Looking a little TOO closely Up close and personal
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Little guys stealing food.jpg (81997 bytes) Table for 1 please.jpg (89437 bytes) All gone.jpg (107815 bytes)
Fish stealing a snack Cruising on by All gone . . .
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PALAU

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Palau Aggressor II Hanging out in the salon Dive site diagram Dueling doo-rags
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Foreceps butterfly.jpg (131676 bytes) Clownfish &  Dascyllus.jpg (227999 bytes) Gray reef shark at BC.jpg (69302 bytes) Green turtle.jpg (79879 bytes)
Foreceps butterfly Clownfish, Dascyllus, and anemone Shark at Blue Corner Green turtle
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hanging out at Blue Corner.jpg (105498 bytes) Hard coral.jpg (164445 bytes) Necklace sea star.jpg (414628 bytes) Nudibranch on sponge.jpg (121478 bytes)
Blue Corner Hard coral Necklace sea star Nudibranch on a sponge
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Pyramid butterfly.jpg (160205 bytes) Schooling Sennet barracuda.jpg (96455 bytes) Spotted puffer.jpg (156743 bytes) Yellow-mask angel.jpg (157531 bytes)
Pyramid butterfly Schooling Sennet barracuda Spotted pufferfish Yellowmask angel
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SHARK CLEANING
AT
GERMAN CHANNEL

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Cleaning posture
(the shark hovers motionless)
Mouth open Cleaner fish jump into mouth
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Shark flossing Almost done See ya next week
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JELLYFISH LAKE

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Fondling a jelly Cruising through the jelly soup Jellies wandering about A surreal experience
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