• Fa'asamoa

    National Park of American Samoa

    American Samoa

American Samoa Digital Library

The park staff has compiled a bibliography (with pdf copies) of Environmental Literature of the Samoan Archipelago.

View the bibliography alphabetically by author, or,

View the bibliography by subject.

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.