- About 85 feet down, inside the crevasse of a submerged volcano in Marianas Trench Marine National Monument, a bubble coral extends poisonous "sweeper" tentacles to push away competitors.
- The trouble with tribbles: this confidently cute sea cucumber gets ugly when harassed by predators, bathing them in mucus.
- Saipan's Grotto, where a jungle cenote drains through caves and narrow passages into the ocean.
- Glen Smith gets the ultimate slow food on Pagan island, where Japanese war planes lie in the weeds, trees growing through their wings.
- Fan coral in the clear waters of the Marianas, where few islands have been catalogued by divers.
- With meat like lobster, coconut crabs are overfished in the Marianas--but turned out to be prolific in the protected monument region.
- Hernan Tudela, a Chamorro critic of the marine monument, teaches his son to use a throw net at Lau Lau beach, Saipan.
- A midsummer eclipse envelopes Maug.
- In Saipan, crime reports often describe robbers taking cash from a shop keeperand as much SPAM as they could carry.
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