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Pacific Islands Region

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Hawaiian Island Humpback Whale map

Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale North and South Information Sheet (pdf)

Fagatele Bay map
Fagatele Bay Information Sheet (pdf)

NWHI map
Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument (pdf)


Facilities Master Plan for the Pacific Islands Region of the National Marine Sanctuary Program
This document represents planning efforts by NOAA's Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS)for facilities in the Pacific Islands Region, which includes the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary, Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument, and Fagatele Bay National Marine Sanctuary (now the National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa). (pdf 7.7MB)

A Facility Strategy for the Kaua'i NOAA Sanctuary Discovery Center
The purpose of this document is to outline the vision and strategy for the implementation of a marine-focused educational facility on Kaua'i. (pdf, 220KB)

American Samoa Spawning Poster
This colorful poster depicts the sizes that popular fish and invertebrate species must reach before they can reproduce. Awareness of spawning size is one tool that can help fishermen make decisions about their catch in order to avoid overfishing important marine animal populations. (pdf, 514KB)

Benthic Habitat Maps for the Hawaiian Islands
This website holds a wealth of marine spatial information and habitat characterization of the main Hawaiian Islands. With the advent of the management plan review process for the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary about to start, nearshore maps and characterizations will be of common interest to many members of the general public .

Benthic Habitat Information and Maps for American Samoa, Guam and CNMI
Maps, reports and habitat characterization data are available on this website. This information will be valuable to the public during the management plan review for Fagatele Bay National Marine Sanctuary and the Rose Atoll Marine National Monument in American Samoa.

Maritime Heritage Poster
The rich maritime heritage of Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument is highlighted with this distinctive poster of vessels that sailed through the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. (pdf, 284 kb)

Ho`iho`i Kūlana Wahi Pana
A new brochure describing the special cultural significance of Kahalu`u and Keauhou, both sacred sites to Hawaiians. This brochure was produced in part through a NOAA Preserve America Grant and through a partnership with the Outrigger Keauhou Resort, The Kohala Center and the ONMSP Pacific Islands Region. (pdf, 2.2MB)

Cause-specific temporal and spatial trends in green sea turtle strandings in the Hawaiian Archipelago (1982-2003). Chaloupka, et al.
This important paper, published in Marine Biology, discusses the causes and trends in over 3,800 sea turtle strandings in the Hawaiian archipelago over 22 years. For more information on Pacific turtles, contact George Balazs. (pdf, 600KB)

Final Environmental Impact Statement and Management Plan for the Proposed Fagatele Bay National Marine Sanctuary (1984) is available in pdf.

American Samoa Community College Marine Science Internship Program (pdf, 100K)

Samoan Archipelago Marine Alien Species Workshop (pdf, 780K)
The workshop will be at the Fagatele Bay conference room located in Utulei immediately past Utulei Beach Park and the Sadie's by the Sea hotel on the waterfront of Pago Pago Harbor.

Hawai'i Institute of Marine Biology Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Research Partnership: Quarterly Progress Reportts V-VI - July 2006 - January 2007 (pdf, 3.6MB)

Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Quarterly Progress Report - August 2005 - March 2006 (pdf, 1.5MB)

Pacific Islands Region Brochure (pdf, 1.4MB)

Pacific Islands Region Maritime Heritage Program Brochure (pdf, 2.9MB)

Hawai'i Coral Card (pdf, 1.1MB)
Discover Hawai'i's corals, with tips on protecting them; in English, Hawaiian, German, Samoan, Tagalog and Japanese.

Pacific Coral Reef Coloring Book (pdf, 6.2MB)
In celebration of the International Year of the Reef, the Pacific Island Region is providing a coloring book about the coral reefs in the Pacific. The text is in English, Hawaiian and Samoan.

Pacific Islands Region Exhibit Panel (pdf, 245K)

Fagatele Bay National Marine Sanctuary Dynamite Damage Area Assessment (pdf, 1MB)

Contact Information for Pacific Region
726 South Kihei Road
Kihei, Maui, Hawaii 96753
808-874-3815 - FAX


6600 Kalanianole Highway Suite 302
Honolulu, Hawaii 96825
808-397-2650 - FAX

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