Here’s a great photo of our local Banded Sea Krait, locally known in Palauan as Mengerenger! It’s a highly venomous creature, but luckily they are usually very friendly animals and are never aggressive unless they are touched or provoked. That’s why Edwin isn’t very worried in this photo. They spend a lot of their time underwater, yet still need to come up to the surface to breathe, rest, mate, lay eggs, and molt their skin. So you may see them on dives, or even on the beach from time to time! The Mengerenger is never hunted or disturbed by locals as it was seen in the past as a god by some Palauan clans. Come adventure with us and find more unique little critters of Palau like the Mengerenger!