Rose Atoll, American Samoa
Rose Atoll Anchorage
Rose Atoll Exit.
Rose Atoll Approach
Charter boat #1 in Pago Pago for Rose Atoll
Plage de sable rose sur un motu de l'atoll de Tikehau (Tuamotu, Polynésie française)
MCBI: Establishing USA Marine National Monuments
Plage (4) de sable rose sur un motu de l'atoll de Tikehau (Tuamotu, Polynésie française)
Protecting Pacific Marine Monuments with Sylvia Earle
Atoll de Fakarava - les plages roses d'un motu sauvage de la réserve de biosphère
Rencontre du groupe ATOLL - Metz 11-10-2014
0123 #04 U.S. Ocean Conservation
Tauchfahrten Die Geisterflotte vom Bikini Atoll Doku über Tauchfahrten Teil 3
Tuamotu Atoll Survival
ATOLL Tribute - Le cerf volant (Essey-Lès-Nancy 2013)
Evolution of an Atoll
ATOLL PALME ACCESSOIRES DE MODE TENDANCES
Atoll - The Beginning and the End
Feu d'artifice de l'Atoll - Inauguration officielle le 3 Avril 2012 - Compagnie de Phalsbourg
Hawksbill sea turtle rescued in Turneffe Atoll, Belize
Pvt SNAFU - No Buddy Atoll (1945)
Philippe Journo - Compagnie de Phalsbourg JT France2 sur l'Atoll
V73QQ IOTA Expedition to Marshall Islands Enewetak Atoll and Majuro
Atoll - Le Voleur D'extase
French Polynesia: Rangiroa (Sable Rose)
Atoll / 05 Paris,C'est Fini
Manta Rays - Male' Atoll, Maldives
Nature of Tuamotu Archipelago, Rangiroa atoll.
Maldives Southern Atolls July'11
Nuclear Ordnance Testing in the Bikini Atoll
Eau H20) Ex Atoll Atoll Tribute Parc Maringer Essey les Nancy 27 06 2013
ATOLL 2011 - CONCERT NATURAL GANG
Tahanea Atoll Southeast Side
Plage sur un motu de l'atoll de Tikehau (Tuamotu, Polynésie française)
Simcity Part 1 - Leumas Atoll (C.O.T & Mods)
Andreas Usenbenz plays "Atoll"
F-929 News on Parade 1946 Northrop YB-35, Bikini Atoll A Bomb Tests etc video
(Atoll) NZSM Douglas Lilburn String Trio
Namu Atoll - Marshallese Proa
CHS Marketing - Ilmenau: Sauna Atoll (Imagefilm)
(Beta - Older Version) Legends of Atoll: Season 1.1 - The Return of the Endless One
South Pacific Atolls Photo Slideshow
Plage (5) sur l'atoll de Tikehau (Tuamotu, Polynésie française)
a school day on arno atoll 1280x720
Filipina Erotica Atoll!
Tetiaroa (Marlon Brando's private atoll)
Wii - Endless Ocean 2 - Gatama Atoll 1.3
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Rose Atoll, sometimes called Rose Island or Motu O Manu by people of the nearby Manu'a Islands, is an oceanic atoll within the U.S. territory of American Samoa. It is an uninhabited wildlife refuge. It is the southernmost point belonging to the United States. The land area is 0.214 km² (52.8 acres). The total area of the atoll, including lagoon and reef flat amounts to 5 km². Just west of the northernmost point is a channel into the lagoon, about 40 m wide. There are two islets on the northwestern rim of the reef, larger Rose Island in the east (3.5 m high) and the non-vegetated Sand Island in the north (1.5 m high).
The first documented sighting by a Westerner was by
Louis de Freycinet in 1819. He named it after his wife Rose. While the second woman to circumnavigate the globe, Rose de Freycinet was the first to tell her tale. In his official report Louis deFreycinet records that 'I named Rose Island, from the name of someone who is extremely dear to me'. [1 ] Soon afterwards, in 1824, it was seen by the expedition under [2 ] Otto von Kotzebue, who named it Kordinkov after his First Lieutenant.
Rose Atoll Marine National Monument that lies on the two outstanding islands of the Atoll is managed cooperatively between the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the government of American Samoa. 
Fish and wildlife [ edit ]
Rose Atoll contains the largest populations of
giant clams, nesting seabirds and rare reef fish in all of American Samoa. The fish population is unique from the rest of the region due to a high concentration of carnivorous fish and low concentration of herbivorous fish. Almost 270 different species of fish have been recorded in the last 15 years. Tuna, mahi-mahi, billfish, barracuda and sharks reside outside the lagoon. In deeper waters, tunicate and stalked crinoid have been spotted by scuba expeditions. Sea mammals such as the endangered humpback whale and the genus of dolphin also use the waters. Stenella [3 ]
The atoll is a critical nesting habitat for the threatened
green turtle and the endangered hawksbill turtle. The turtles migrate between American Samoa and other Pacific Island nations. Their nesting season is between the months of August and February.
Approximately 97% of American Samoa's seabird population resides on Rose Atoll. Each of the 12 bird species is federally protected.
Red-footed boobies and greater and lesser frigate birds nest in the buka trees. Black noddies and white terns nest in the middle and lower branches. The root system is used by the reef herons and red-tailed tropic birds. Other birds can be found in the Pisonia forest, the only one left in Samoa. [4 ]
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