• Fa'asamoa

    National Park of American Samoa

    American Samoa

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Students at visitor center

Interpretation and Education Office
National Park of American Samoa
Pago Pago, AS 96799 USA

684-633-7082, ext. 22 phone
684-633-7083 fax

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Did You Know?

Underwater close up of a green sea turtle swimming

In Samoan folklore, sea turtles were believed to have the power to save fishermen lost at sea by bringing them safely to shore. The Samoan word for sea turtle, “I'a sa,” translates literally to “sacred fish,” presumably because of this ability. Sadly, sea turtles here are now endangered.