Organization Fagatele Bay National Marine Sanctuary
- Vetting Authority:
- Art Sussman
- Fagatele Bay National Marine Sanctuary
- American Samoa
- PCEP Organization Roles:
- K-12 Education, Multicultural Expertise, Community Services, Environmental Protection/Climate Impact Services
- Fagatele Bay National Marine Sanctuary comprises a fringing coral reef ecosystem nestled within an eroded volcanic crater on the island of Tutuila, American Samoa. This smallest and most remote of all the National Marine Sanctuaries is the only true tropical reef in the program.
Fagatele Bay provides a home to a wide variety of animals and plants, that thrive in the protected waters of the bay. The coral reef ecosystem found in the Sanctuary contains many of the species native to this part of the Indo-Pacific biogeographic region. Turtle, whales, sharks and the giant clam all find refuge in this protected area.
Sanctuary staff lead education and outreach programs, including a Climate Smart Sanctuaries Initiative.
LocationOne of the 11 major political entities within the U.S. Affiliated Pacific Island (USAPI) region.
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