The National Park of American Samoa and the National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa divers assisted Nautilus researcher Dr. Peter Ward from the University of Washington in a release exercise within the national park, out from the village of Amalau. Researchers are investigating population density andspecies composition surrounding the waters of Tutuila Island.
It swims by drawing water into and out of its living chamber propels water like a jet propulsion. They do not have a good vision as their eye structure lacks a solid lens. They only have a simple pinhole eye open to its living environment.
Did You Know?
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.