Three Wyland Whaling Walls In The U.S.-Affiliated Insular Areas
Upon completion of the beautiful 96th Wyland Whaling Wall in Pago Pago, American Samoa, the insular areas can now boast a total of three Whaling Walls in three of the U.S.-affiliated Insular Areas: American Samoa, Guam and Palau.
In February 2003, Palau President Tommy E. Remengesau, Jr., and the people of Palau became the proud new recipients of Wall #90A & # 90B painted by artist Wyland. At the request of President Remengesau and Shallum and Mandy Etpison of the Palau Etpison Museum, the world renowned muralist of monumental undersea landscapes, known simply as "Wyland," spent four days in February 2003 donating his time to paint walls at Etpison Museum and the entrance to the newly constructed terminal at Palau International Airport. Wyland's brilliantly painted scenes depict the watery world of dugongs, turtles, and other endangered Palauan creatures of the sea and mirror his message of environmental awareness to all.
A year later in February 2004, Governor Felix Camacho dedicated the 91st Wyland Whaling Wall entitled Guam's Ocean Life at the Guam International Airport in Hagatna, Guam.