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Fagatele Bay: People and the Sanctuary

photo on landowner by sign listing rules in Fagatele Bay

Asuemu Fuimaono, a landowner in Fagatele Bay, under a sign detailing what are considered to be violations in the sanctuary. (photo: Nancy Daschbach)

photo of children on beach at Fagatele Bay

Children interested in the wildlife they see on the beach at Fagatele Bay. (photo: Kip Evans)

photo of man and two boy tending an underground oven

A man and two boys tending the umu, or underground oven. Traditionally, men did much of the cooking. (photo: Kip Evans)

photo of two boys carrying cooked taro and breadfruit

Two boys bringing out the cooked taro and breadfruit. (photo: Kip Evans)

photo of group of native Samoans dressed in native costumes

Samoan song and dance. Flag Day, 1998. (photo: Kip Evans)

photo of scuba diver above some plate coral

Diver above some plate coral, Acorpora hycinthus. (photo: Kip Evans)

photo of scuba diver above shelf coral

Diver. (photo: Kip Evans)

photo of diver above a damaged coral head

Diver above coral (Porites) that was fractured by dynamite. Dynamite, prohibited in Fagatele Bay, is used to stun or kill fish for either food or the tropical fish trade. (photo: Kip Evans)

photo of scuba diver photographing coral damaged by dynamite fishing

Dr. Charles Birkeland photographing coral damaged by dynamite fishing. Dynamite fishing is prohibited in Fagatele Bay. (photo: Kip Evans)

photo of diver surveying a coral transect

Dr. Charles Birkeland surveying a coral transect in Fagatele Bay. (photo: Kip Evans)

photo of diver surveying a coral transect

Dr. Charles Birkeland surveying a coral transect. (photo: Kip Evans)

photo of diver taking notes on the condition of coral

Diver taking notes about the condition of the coral within a sampling site. The area with the square around it is the sampling site. (photo: Kip Evans)

photo of two divers fixing a mooring buoy line to the bottom

Two divers place a mooring buoy in the sanctuary. Mooring buoys allow boats to tie onto them, in order to prevent anchor damage to living coral. (photo: Mike Smith)

photo of two divers assessing reef damage after a hurricane

Reef survey after Hurricane Val in 1992. The survey was taken to assess the damage that the hurricane caused to the reef. (photo: Harold Hudson)

photo of coral damage from a dynamite blast

More coral damage from a dynamite blast. (photo: Nancy Daschbach)

photo of a temperature sampling site at 70 feet deep

This is the 70 ft. sampling site for temperature loggers in Fagatele Bay. (photo: Nancy Daschbach)

photo of a group of environmental educators performing a skit

Le Tausagi doing a skit for a village group. Le Tausagi is an interdepartmental group of environmental educators who work together to bring their message to the public. (photo: Kip Evans)

photo of children at a summer camp

The first EnviroDiscoveries summer camp held in 1993 in Futiga village. (photo: Nancy Daschbach)

photo of children at Samoan Day

Samoan Day at South Pacific Academy. (photo: Kip Evans)

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