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Yap, Micronesia 1


Yap, called Wa'ab by the residents, is known for its large stone money and its manta rays.  The stone money is still in use today and is proudly displayed on village stone money banks and in front of the traditional men's house. Divers can also come upon the stone money underwater.  How it got there remains a mystery as folktales are told of the stone money being dumped in the water after a village raid or that it was accidentally dropped from the boat while transporting the stone money to another village.

 

For more images in this region, select gallery number below main image on this page.

 



Lionfish



Diver on

reef



Hard

corals



Circling

Sharks



Stone money

underwater

 


Copyright Lily Mak

 

Click for Yap U/W Galleries:   1    2

 

Click for Yap topside images:  3    4


 


Mating

Mandarinfish

(Synchiropus

splendidus)


Mandarinfish (Synchiropus splendidus)

Feeding

Mandarinfish

(Synchiropus

splendidus)


Mandarinfish (Synchiropus splendidus)

Feeding

Mandarinfish



Pallid Goby and

Crab



clownfish and

leaf fish


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