Some corals from American Samoa and the Fiji Islands

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Carnegie Institution of Washington , Washington, D.C
Corals -- American Samoa., Corals --


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Statementby J. Edward Hoffmeister.
SeriesPapers from the Department of Marine Biology of the Carnegie Institution of Washington, vol. XXII.
LC ClassificationsAS32 .A5 no. 343
The Physical Object
Paginationv, 90 p., [23] l. of plates
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Open LibraryOL6677395M
LC Control Number25009795

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Hoffmeister, J. Edward (John Edward), Some corals from American Samoa and the Fiji Islands. The first big crisis came in when a crown-of-thorns starfish outbreak killed roughly 90 percent of all the coral on American Samoa’s reefs.

It was a wake up call for scientists and managers that American Samoa’s reefs were in real danger. Inthe Fagatele Bay National Marine Sanctuary was established, the most remote and tropical of the 14 U.S. marine : Douglas Fenner. Coral reefs. National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa protects lush coral reefs throughout the Samoan archipelago.

The coral reef is a vibrant marine ecosystem. It provides shelter and habitat for tropical fish of all shapes, sizes, and colors, as well as other sea life such as. AMERICAN SAMOA • International rivalries settled by Treaty of Berlin, Germany and the US divided the Samoan archipelago.

• US occupied eastern islands with the noted harbor of Pago Pago. • Western Samoa islands are now the independent state of Samoa. • American Samoa’s total land area square miles –slightly smaller than theFile Size: KB.

The State of Coral Reef Ecosystems of American Samoa. American Samoa. Invertebrate filter feeders such as sponges, boring clams, feather duster worms, cri-noids, black corals, azooxanthellate soft corals and ascidians are generally rare, small and/or cryptic.

There are exceptions in Pago Pago harbor’s intertidal zone, where small oysters. On Januscientists from the Coral Reef Ecosystem Division of the NOAA Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (CRED/PIFSC), along with visiting scientists from the Hawaii Division of Aquatic Resources, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, San Diego State University, the US Fish and Wildlife Service, and local agencies in American Samoa, departed on a three month expedition to.

American Samoa is a tropical paradise and the climate averages 84 degrees to 86 degrees Fahrenheit all year round and the ocean waters that surround our islands averaging 82°- 86° Fahrenheit. With 90% of our islands covered in untouched tropical rainforest our flora and fauna is very unique.

The three islands are Ta'u, Ofu and Olosega. Manu'a is located about 70 miles east of Tutuila. The addresses are Pago Pago, American Samoa.

Ta'u. Ta'u is the largest of the Manu'a group and the easternmost volcanic island of the Samoan Islands. The island is.

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Well-known to divers, who claim its waters are some of the planet's best, this square-mile republic (made up of islands, nine of them inhabited) was featured a few years ago on "Survivor." Independent since and home to 20, sociable people (two-thirds of whom live in and around the capital Koror), Palau also offers stunning forests, waterfalls, and amazing beaches.

David Whitley takes a look at the options for Pacific stopovers, and tries to help you decide which one is right for you. For round the world trips that cover both Australia or New Zealand and the United States, there is often the option of stopping off somewhere in the Pacific.

It would be a mistake to think all of the Pacific stopover options are interchangeable, however. American Samoa and Samoa are two islands that are located in the archipelago of the Samoan Islands in the central region of the South Pacific.

As they are islands, the Samoan Islands are not close to any countries. Tonga is the closest state with. Return to Paradise Resort is Samoa’s most renowned beachfront accommodation. Located on the island’s most iconic and beautiful beach, it was after an exhaustive search that Hollywood selected our white sandy beach for the world to see.

Book a round-trip plane ticket to American Samoa. When you arrive in American Samoa, their customs officials will ask you to present proof of a valid return plane ticket that departs from American Samoa within 60 days of your arrival.

Even U.S. citizens cannot stay any longer than this period unless they have a non-immigrant visa (see Resource 2).

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American Samoa, the only inhabited US territory south of the equator, is given the occasional nod for its love of American football and McDonald's, but few people realize that these lush tropical islands hold geometrically cut mountains and blue waters that rival the beauty of Tahiti and culture is so strong here that some claim it's even more traditional than Independent Samoa.

Inter Island Air at PPG Airport in (Photo by Darren Murph / The Points Guy) American Samoa consists of five main islands and two coral atolls, while The National Park of American Samoa cov acres across pieces of three islands (Tutuila, Ofu, and Ta‘ū). The scenery there is otherworldly.

The U.S. Territory of American Samoa is the United States' southernmost territory. American Samoa consists of five volcanic islands and two atolls (Rose Atoll and Swains Island) and is located in the central South Pacific Ocean, approximately miles (4, km) south of the Main Hawaiian Islands. Unit at the University of Hawaii, and the American Samoa Coral Reef Advisory Group.

The use of English, Samoan and scientific names varies among chapters, so the reader is referred to cross- referenced lists in the species checklists in Chapt 34, 56 and Appendix 2. The Samoan Islands are an archipelago covering 3, km 2 (1, sq mi) in the central South Pacific, forming part of Polynesia and the wider region of Oceania.

Administratively, the archipelago comprises all of the Independent State of Samoa and most of American Samoa (apart from Swains Island, which is geographically part of the Tokelau Islands).The nearest land masses of the two Samoan.

Now 1 in 3 residents of American Samoa suffers from diabetes. Of course, the Samoan islands aren't the only countries coping with increasing rates of obesity and diabetes. Fishes of the National Park of American Samoa is an illustrated list of fishes recorded from waters in and near the park.

Thumbnail pictures link to enlarged photos. Or, you can browse pages of illustrations arranged by family. With some browsers holding. The main island is Tutuila, with the Manu'a Islands, Rose Atoll, and Swains Island also included in the territory. The Fagatele Bay National Marine Sanctuary was established to protect the corals reefs and marine life in the area and a thriving coral community and numerous tropical fish live in the clear warm waters around the islands where.

One of the world's largest corals, a type of boulder coral, resides off the coast of American Samoa's Ta'u island. The coral is over 15 feet tall and thought to be hundreds of years old.

[6] About 30% of the plant species found on the islands of American Samoa are endemic to the archipelago. American Samoa also houses 35 species of native birds. Another Fiji cruise port of call is Lautoka, which is located on the other side of Fiji’s main island near Nadi.

A few of the other island destinations you may visit on the way to and from Fiji are the Bay of Islands in New Zealand, Apia in Samoa, Pago Pago in American Samoa, and. Scientists surveying American Samoa's coral reefs say Sept. 29's tsunami obliterated some corals and damaged others to the point that they may not recover.

Fiji (officially the Republic of Fiji,) is an island nation in the South Pacific Ocean. It is approximately about miles (1, kilometers) southwest of the American Samoa. The total are of. fagatele bay, american samoa credit: the ocean agency/ coral reef image bank.

In andAmerican Samoa narrowly missed being affected by a warm water mass that caused severe coral damage in the nearby islands of Fiji and (western) Samoa. In andwidespread coral bleaching occurred in American Samoa. Samoa and American Samoa are both groups of islands in the Pacific Ocean about halfway between Australia and South America.

Samoa is an independent country of two large islands. About halfway between Hawaii and New Zealand sits American Samoa, a chain of mountainous islands about the size of Washington, D.C.

With its beaches, cliffs and coral reefs, this tropical U.S.

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For instance, Acropora corals near Ofu island have been seen weathering temperatures over 32°C [4]. For the more than coral species found in reefs in American Samoa, climate change caused by humans puts them at risk for bleaching and leaves them susceptible to disease [5].

An island nation under the administration the United States and located in the South Pacific, American Samoa is known for its beautiful natural surroundings. It is home to pristine beaches and reefs.I think they are quite similar pricewise, but as Fiji has many more islands to visit, you could spend more on transport there if you wish to tour the country exstensively.

The same fact (more islands) also makes Fiji much more diverse and interesting IMHO, and definitely makes getting off the beaten track a more realistic possiblity there.American Samoa. You have searched the world for a vacation spot that is undiscovered and off the beaten track and you will find it in American Samoa.

For here is a holiday destination like no other in the Pacific. American Samoa is a tropical paradise with 90% of our islands covered in untouched tropical rainforest and unique flora and fauna.