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Pacific Island Network (PACN)

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National Park of American Samoa

Collared kingfisher at National Park of American Samoa
Steep cliffs and blue ocean at NP of American Samoa
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National Park of American Samoa in 62 Seconds

Monitored at this park:

Plants, Invasive Plants, Benthic Marine Communities, Marine Fish, Streams, Landbirds, Water Quality, and Climate


Description

The National Park of American Samoa is a dramatic palette of deep greens and blues. Forested ridges rise sharply from the sea with seabirds and large fruit bats called flying foxes coasting above. Among the most impressive in the world, Samoa's coral reefs teem with over 975 species of colorful fish and more than 250 coral species.

The national park preserves and protects tropical rainforests, coral reefs, fruit bats, and Samoan culture.

National Park of American Samoa Coral Reef and Climate Change Educational Experience

Park Species List

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What's the difference?

A Checklist contains only those species that are designated as "present" or "probably present" in the park.

The Full List with Details includes all the Checklist species plus species that are unconfirmed, historically detected, or incorrectly reported in the park. The Full List also contains species that are "in review" because their status in the park hasn't been fully determined. Additional details about the status of each species is included in the Full List.

The Checklist will almost always contain fewer species than the Full List.

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Monitoring Reports

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Inventory Reports

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Monitoring Protocols

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Vital Signs Monitoring Protocols Under Development (Expand panel)
  • Anchialine Pool
  • Fish Harvest
  • Landscape Dynamics
  • Early Detection of Invasive Plant Species
  • Focal Terrestrial Plant Species

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Features & Briefs

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Videos

To see more videos, visit theYoutTube logoU.S. National Parks of the Pacific Islands YouTube Channel.

An Eye on the Sky: Weather and Climate in the U.S. Tropical Pacific YoutTube logo (Expand panel)
 
From Polyp to Coral Jungle YoutTube logo (Expand panel)
 
Island Water – Hawaii, Guam, American Samoa, CNMI YoutTube logo (Expand panel)
 
National Park of American Samoa in 62 Seconds YoutTube logo (Expand panel)
 
Pincer, Foot, and Fin YoutTube logo (Expand panel)
 
Plants Sustain Life - NPS Sustains Plant Communities YoutTube logo (Expand panel)
 
Rare bird monitoring in Hawaii and American Samoa (Feathered Colonizers) YoutTube logo (Expand panel)
 
Swimming Long into the Future - Keeping Tabs on Tropical Fish YoutTube logo (Expand panel)
 
Through the Eyes of a Village Chief YoutTube logo (Expand panel)
 

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Brochures & Other Products

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Early Detection of Invasive Plant Species Cards and Calendars (Expand panel)

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