Two days (2015-1-16 to 1-17) were spent surveying and sampling the reefs of Peleliu, which is also a beautiful island to explore ABOVE the water (if I can find my pictures….).
PaPl18: first dive at Peleliu (“Olngenaol;” a leeward barrier forereef)-these are some of the most beautiful coral shots I’ve ever taken (nothing to do with my photography and everything to do with the environment). I deliberately over-saturated most of them to try to bring all the colors back, but still…..You may notice one of them from the homepage.
PaPl18 sampled P. acuta colonies (n=2; PaPd34-35)
PaPl18 sampled Seriatopora sp. colony (PaSe47)
PaPl19 (2015-1-16; leeward barrier forereef south of German Channel). Did not dive at site PaPl20 (Dmasech; 2015-1-16) due to my dive buddy’s tank malfunction.
PaPl19 sampled P. acuta colonies (n=2; PaPd36-37)
PaPl19 sampled Seriatopora spp. colonies (n=4; PaSe48-51)
PaBC21-Blue Corner (2015-1-17): while spectacular, I tend to think this uber-famous windward barrier forereef site is over-rated. P. acuta was not present there.
PaBc21 sampled Seriatopora spp. colonies (n=6; PaSe52-57)
PaBc22 (Desomel, near Blue Corner) windward barrier forereef
PaBc22 sampled P. acuta colonies (n=3; PaPd38-40)
PaBc22 sampled Seriatopora spp. colonies (n=2; PaSe58-59)
PaCg23 (2015-1-17; “Coral Gardens”) channel patch reef
PaCg23 sampled P. acuta colonies (n=3; PaPd41-43)
PaCg23 sampled Seriatopora spp. colonies (n=2; PaSe60-61)