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NOAA Photo Library Image - mvey0075

Green low patches are taro patches. Taro, a tuber, is a staple food of the western Pacific Islands. Native women maintain the taro culture.

Image ID: mvey0075, NOAA's Small World Collection
Location: Sonsorol Tobi, Western Caroline Islands
Photo Date: June 1971
Photographer: Dr. James P. McVey, NOAA Sea Grant Program


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