Look at this beauty! We spotted this amazing Mandarinfish in one of our favourite dive destination ever: Palau!
While it may be the most beautiful fish in the ocean it has so much more going on for it than it’s pretty colours. The little dragonet is covered in tiny spines to inject a toxic mucus into anyone who tries to handle and/or eat it. The Mandarinfish contains two types of secretary cells in its colourful epidermis. One produces a thick mucus coating to protect it from the elements, and another produces a toxin to protect it from predators. Despite looking great it can also stink badly. But what’s even more interesting: the Mandarinfish is one of just two confirmed species in the world that can produce its own blue colouring. Check out the stunning Mandarinfish in Palau which show off their beautiful colours – that they made all by themselves!
P.S At Sam’s wall you can observe the stunning fish any time!
Photo Credit: Marc Stickler
I ate a very spicy fish cuisine which made by our good friend in Palau two years ago.😹😸
Today we get connection again,I m so happy he is back. Cheers for friendship. Always 🥳🤩🌏😸
(This is kind of long, but it's something that I've been contemplating lately.) I have read soooo many posts, comments, articles, and stories about politics, especially climate change and #elxn43 , in the last week. It's been super frustrating and overwhelming to see how people are so divided, each fervently believing their side is true. It's pretty hard to grasp how we can have such contrasting views. I've noticed that each side has their own proof to offer to support their opinions. False information is being spread and shared all over the place, and I honestly don't even know what is true or not true even after I've attempted to do my own research.
The most prominent thing I've noticed is that the tactic that so many people resort to when "discussing" their differing opinions is hate. We immediately attack someone and assume we know everything about them if they are on a certain side. We immediately stoop to name-calling, belittling, and ridiculing to "prove a point." It's a disheartening way of interacting that really gets nowhere and helps no one.
I've had some really great conversations with people who don't share all of the same stances that I do, but I've been able to leave the conversation understanding more about their reasoning and why they think what they think. We get to decide how we're approaching a conversation—is it to blindly bash other people online to make ourselves feel powerful and in control, or is it to communicate with the intention of understanding and seeking to resolve? The truth is, from my experience, that you will not be able to control the way that someone thinks—what you can control, though, is how you speak to someone. You can choose how you interact with someone. You can choose how you treat someone. You can choose to embody love, or you can choose to embody hate. I hope you choose love.
If you read this, thank you for taking the time. And if you feel up to it, let me know what your thoughts are on all of this.
Would definitely rather be here 💫Kayangel is Palau’s northernmost state and has untouched beaches and reefs that surround the island. To get to this stunning, remote island you’ll have to get there by boat🚤 Photo Courtesy- @minaaanmi#visitpalau#kayangel#islandlife 🌴