Palau

Sand Origin

Long Island Partk, Ngaremeduu Bay, Koror

Random Sand Fact

Megapodes a.k.a. incubator birds incorporate material science, biochemistry, physics, and heavy construction to build warm incubators for its eggs along Palau’s archipelago.

The bird digs out a huge hole, about 3 m/11 ft in diameter in sun-soaked sand in beachside forests. It fills the hole with leaves, covers it with a good layer of sand, and above that places yet a layer of leaves. The amount of decomposing leaves are regularly added or removed to keep the temperature of the eggs just right.

Nature’s remarkable adaptation to utilize available resources, as grains of sand, is nothing but impressive!.

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