Land of the Unique
is home to some of the most exotic creatures and realms in the
world. From coral reefs to sea cucumbers, these are the highlights
of this enchanted isle.
reefs are hosts to over 300 species of coral, nine species of
sea grass, and 2,000 species of fish. Each member of this ecosystem
depends the others to survive. When one piece of the link is
removed, all other living things suffer. For example, in the
mid-1980s, fishermen caught many parrot fish near Cook Island.
The parrot fish are an integral part of the coral reef ecosystem
because they eat the excess algae, which allows the coral to
survive. The result was that algae growth soon overtook the
coral and killed it. Some of the wildlife and unique features of Palau's
ecosystem are highlighted above. For further references, please
visit the Palau Resources page.