The park waters are clear and warm with a diversity of coral and fish populations. View the list of Corals (many are illustrated). Over 250 coral species occur in the territory, representing about one third of all coral species found throughout the Indo-Pacific region. Dominant genera are Montipora and Porites, followed by Pavona, Pocillopora, Psammocora and Acropora.
Safety Caution: The channels, or ava, draining tide or surge buildup from the park's lagoons carry very strong rip currents. Beware of these areas.
Did You Know?
The are two fruit bat species in American Samoa--the only native mammals. They are important pollinators and seed distributors in the tropical rainforests.