Checklist of the Corals
Click here to use the Checklist of Park Corals. This is the current list of corals recorded at the park and has many illustrations.
The species lists are kept at the Pacific Islands Cooperative Ecosystems Study Unit (PI CESU), University of Hawaii. The National Park Service is an active member of the PI CESU.
At the species lists checklists there is a link to return to the park website at the bottom left footnote.
Did You Know?
During northern summers, three shorebirds--plover, turnstone, and tattler--nest in Alaska and northern Canada. After nesting, they fly non-stop over 3,000 miles of open ocean to Hawaii. After briefly resting there, they continue another 2,500 miles to American Samoa. The round-trip journey each year is 11,000 miles!