Scannon found his calling while on a scuba diving trip to palau, a group of small islands near Japan.
He interviews families, makes repeated trips to palau, and places at the forefront of his life a hunt for men he never knew.
One referred to the Uighurs, and another to the relocation of 13 detainees to palau.
No records of them existed, and few accounts existed of the air campaign over palau at all.
At palau, as at other islands, more of the starlings seen were in immature plumage than in adult plumage.
Angaur, to the south of Peleliu, may be included with the palau Archipelago.
Coultas (field notes) found Z. cinerea "fairly common" in 1931 at palau.
As at the other islands of Micronesia, the starling at palau is noisy and conspicuous.
Coultas (field notes) learned from the natives of the palau Islands that the bittern feeds on land mollusks.
As shown in figure 3, the palau Islands are a chain of islands approximately 120 miles long from north to south.