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Bull Shark is one of many large pelagic species thriving in Palau's protected waters.

Palau: Blue Heaven for Big Fish

The current is strong, so you attach yourself to a line and hook and then attach the hook to a lump of dead coral, relax and watch. The first thing that overwhelms you is the sheer density of fish around you. Thousands of five-inch, deep blue and gray red-toothed triggerfish propel themselves by frantically waving their enormous dorsal and ventral fins, to comical effect.

Then you start to notice the big guys just outside the drop-off, like the model-thin white-tip sharks, the heftier gray reef sharks, both about five feet long, and the smaller black-tips. Read more...

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