Marine Environments of Palau details the shallow water habitats of the remarkable islands of Palau in the western Pacific Ocean. Considered one of the Seven Wonders of the Underwater World, Palau is renowned for its superb diving and snorkeling. This volume covers Palau as it has never been before, providing information not only on the popular spots that every tourist will want to visit, but also the more remote and exotic habitats that are seldom seen. Over 1,200 full-color underwater, aerial, and surface photographs by Dr. Patrick Colin illustrate this volume, detailing the environments from the outermost deep and barrier reefs to the innermost reaches of the Rock Islands. This book is intended for divers and snorkelers, students, amateur naturalists, and anyone else with an interest in the remarkable environments and inhabitants of the tropical Indo-Pacific.