Rose Atoll National Wildlife Refuge


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Rose Atoll National Wildlife Refuge

Address:c/o Pacific Remote Islands NWR Complex
300 Ala Moana Blvd, PO Box 50167
Honolulu, HI 96850

Phone:808-792-9550
Fax:808-792-9586
Web: www.fws.gov/pacificislands/wnwr/prosenwr.html
Established: 1973.
Location:2,700 miles south of Hawaii.
Special Features:Refuge is part of the territory of American Samoa and is managed cooperatively by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the government of American Samoa. Rose Atoll NWR is the southernmost refuge in the National Wildlife Refuge system, and consists of two uninhabited islands on a doughnut-shaped reef. Diverse marine life in the atoll's lagoon includes numerous fish species and a population of rare giant clams.
Habitats: Two small islets, about 15 acres in total size, and 39,236 acres of submerged land.
Access: Restricted; contact refuge office.
Wild life: 12 species of migratory seabirds, including red-footed boobies, great and lesser frigatebirds, black noddies, white terns, and sooty terns. Also provides habitat for the threatened green sea turtle and the endangered hawksbill turtle.

See other parks in Hawaii.