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Micronesia , from the Greek mikros and nesos , is a subregion of Oceania, comprising hundreds of small islands in the Pacific Ocean. The Philippines lie to the northwest, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and Melanesia to the west and south, and Polynesia to the east.

   
 
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Diving in the Micronesia - Palikir
Diving in the Micronesia The State of Micronesia has attracted divers from virtually every corner of the world. Clean, clear waters mean excellent visibility. And the waters are rich with marine life. The diving in the islands is truly spectacular. There are opportunities for every level of diving experience as there many sites to choose from. Underwater photographers will be amazed at the water visibility and diversity of the reef's ecosystems. You can dive in Truk Lagoon which is virtually an underwater museum with an entire Japanese fleet resting on the floor, explore Pohnpei with it's unspoiled coral reefs or go to Yap for the legendary Manta Ray dive in M'il channel. Not to forget Kosrae which has over 50 dive sites to choose from. T...

Diving in Yap World's Finest Diving Attraction in Micronesia - Palikir
Diving in Yap World's Finest Diving Attraction in Micronesia Yap is famous for its clear waters where schools of tuna, dolphins and reef fish are found in abundance. Observing the greatly varied marine life has become a must for divers around the planet. While the clear waters and sheer dropoffs certainly describe Yap's diving, one fact stands above the rest. Yap is the world's foremost destination for seeing manta rays up close and personal. There is no other place on earth where they can be seen on such a consistent basis year round. This fact has catapulted Yap to the top on all lists of the world's finest diving attractions. Source:visit-fsm.org

The Arts and Humanities of Micronesians - Palikir
The Arts and Humanities of Micronesians Support for the Arts-Arts and literature in the FSM (Federated States of Micronesia) receive very little government or private support. Exhibits of Micronesian art are rare and usually restricted to regional museums and universities. There is a trend, however, towards greater Micronesian participation in Pacific-wide art events, such as the Pacific Festival of Arts, held in various places in the South Pacific, and the Rarotonga Festival of Pacific Arts, held on Rarotonga, Cook Islands. Literature Oral literature occupies a special place among the arts in Micronesian societies. Stories told and retold through generations transmit historical understandings, specialized knowledge, and the mores of society. Besides th...

Music of the Federated States of Micronesia - Palikir
Music of the Federated States of Micronesia The Federated States of Micronesia is a country in the Pacific Ocean, inhabited mostly by people of Micronesian descent, along with a minority of Polynesians. Traditional music varies widely across the four states, and has, in recent times, evolved into popular music influenced by Euro pop, country music and reggae. Traditional dances on the main islands includes stick dancing on Pohnpei, Chuuk and Yap, standing dances on Chuuk and sitting dances on Yapand Chuuk. The Yapese are particularly known for their skills in dancing. The Yapese stick dance is performed by men, women and children together, while standing dances are performed either by women or men and boys, but never both together. The men participate in var...

Bird of Micronesia - Palikir
Bird of Micronesia In Micronesia the Mariana Fruit-dove, Ptilinopus roseicapilla, also known locally as Mwee'mwe in the Carolinian language, Totot on Guam or Paluman Totut in Northern Mariana Islands, is a small, up to 24cm long, green fruit dove native and endemic to Guam and the Northern Marianas Islands in the Pacific. It has a red forehead, greyish head, back and breast, and yellow belly patch and undertail coverts. The female lays a single white egg. The chick and egg are tended to by both parents. Its diet consists mainly of fruits. Culturally, the Mariana Fruit-dove is a very important symbol of the region. This species is the official bird of the Northern Marianas Islands. In 2005, the Mariana Fruit-dove was originally ch...