Exploring the Depths of National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa
May 20, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. American Samoa time
Take a virtual field trip into the depths of National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa with research team members Valerie Brown and Hanae Spathias.
In 2019, NOAA's Office of National Marine Sanctuaries partnered with Ocean Exploration Trust and National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa to explore deep-sea communities and an active underwater volcano. Sanctuary scientists will discuss the diverse marine zones found in American Samoa, from the stunning shallow reefs to the mysterious depths of the ocean. The researchers will take viewers on a guided exploration of these zones using photos and videos from the expedition. Register and join us to learn more about the exploration, interact with the team, and find out what they discovered!
Fautasi Heritage Exhibit
Tauese P.F. Sunia Ocean Center
Discover the significance of fautasi (Samoan longboat canoe) as a living maritime cultural heritage in American Samoa. Launched in April 2019, the Fautasi Heritage Exhibit features the largest collection of historic fautasi images, alongside historical content developed as part of an ongoing Maritime Heritage Program initiative.