Cultural Information

This page is devoted to understanding more about the culture, history, and geography of the countries that send us our marine livestock. We're going to take a little virtual tour, so have a seat while we take a look around!

For a basic visual to find your "whereabouts" in the South Pacific & Indo-Pacific ...

Fiji Shells Stamps

Island culture and history is very interesting and there are endless areas of potential study with every geographical location ... from learning about the history of the people and the settlement and civilization of the society; to discovering the flora and fauna or marine life; the food and customs; geography of the region; or just to get a feel of what the places look like. We can only begin to brush the surface here, but we hope these pages bring you enjoyment!

Vintage Fiji

Tonga Humpback Whale Stamps    Tonga Humpback Whales Stamp

Blowholes at Houma Liku, Tonga ...
Houma Liku (Tonga) Blowholes

The archipelago of Tonga was named "the Friendly Islands" by Captain James Cook who visited in the mid-late 1700's. He and his crew charted areas previously unknown, mapped the Great Barrier Reef, along with Tonga and Fiji, as well as other islands in the South Pacific.

Tongan Parrot Stamp    Tonga Stamps

About Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai Volcano

Tonga Undersea Eruption

Dramatic changes at Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai after volcano

Earth Observatory

Tonga Whale Stamp    Tonga Humpback Whale Stamp

Photographing Humpback Whales in Tonga

Vintage Tonga Hut

Vavau Hut
Village in Vava’u, Tonga (year unknown)

Fiji Spices Stamps

Vintage Fiji ...

Vintage Fiji Village

Fiji Boats

Fiji 1920's

Fiji Glamour Dance Girls

Old Fiji Postcard

Vintage Fiji Gal

Fiji Islands

Pacific Island Legends

Read a short story from "Pacific Island Legends"...

Here are some interesting pages about some of the other places where many reefs abound ...


Australian Museum - Fishes Page

Australia & Oceania Geography


Diving Bali

Beaches of Bali

Indonesia: Location, Geography and Climate
"The world's largest archipelago, Indonesia's constellation of islands straddles the divide between the Asian and Australian continental plates."

Biodiversity of Sulawesi

Java Naval Battles in WWII


Bird’s-eye View of "Small Capone" Island - Philippines

South Pacific Map

Solomon Islands

Solomon Island Diving Adventures

Solomon Islands - Naval Battles in WWII

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Photo Album & Tour


Legend of Viet Nam
Is it Vietnam or Viet Nam?


Hawaiian Virtual Field Trip

Coral Spawnings in Hawai'i

Other Interesting Reading and Resources

The Spirit of 'Ohana and the Polynesian Voyagers

Amelia Earhart Found in the South Pacific?

Keep an eye on this page for any additional links that may be added in the future!

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