National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

The National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa supports one of the greatest diversity of marine life in the national marine sanctuary system, including a wide variety of coral and other invertebrates, fishes, turtles, marine mammals and marine plants. The sanctuary also protects extensive coral reefs, deep water reefs, hydrothermal vent communities, rare marine archaeological resources and encompasses important fishing grounds. Recreational activities such as diving, snorkeling, and fishing can be enjoyed at the National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa.

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American Samoa is located over 4150 miles southwest of San Fransisco. Once on the island of Tutuila (American Samoa), the two most common ways to access the sanctuary are by boat or foot. The small beachead on Fagatele Bay's eastern shore is the only accessible point into the bay from the landward side of the island.

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