The National Park of American Samoa is managed by a small professional staff located near the village of Pago Pago, past McDonald's and across from Pago Way Service Station. Studies conducted to determine the feasibility of establishing national park areas in American Samoa:
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.