The Micronesian island nation of Palau has been called one of the seven underwater wonders of the world, thanks to its healthy and diverse marine ecosystem. Watch rare underwater footage of these Western Pacific waters, teeming with sharks, sea turtles, vibrant coral reefs, and schools of tropical fish.
“The ocean is very important—it is our culture, our way of life, our economy, and our self-sustaining source of what makes us Palauans,” says Palau President Tommy Remengesau, Jr. But the waters of the “Pearl of the Pacific” are changing and need our help. That’s why the people of Palau are coming together in support of a large, fully protected marine reserve to protect this global treasure and a local economy for future generations.