|Coral reef in Palau replete with juvenile fish (M. Kaplan)|
|A shallow coral lagoon in Palau (M. Kaplan)|
|Acoustic recording device (left) &other instruments |
At the moment we are preparing to head out to sea, first to collect offshore water samples and then to head south to some of Palau's more remote reefs. This is a rare opportunity to sample in some of these areas, and in part because access is so infrequent we are bringing fuel and a boat for the three rangers that live on one of these remote reefs.