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    Black Noddy

    When this baby grows up, it will eat small fish and aquatic invertebrates that are found close to the surface of the water.

    Black Noddy

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    Great Frigatebird

    When this bird grows up, it will have a scissor-shaped tail and elongated angular wings, allowing it to make spectacular flight maneuvers.

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    Masked Booby

    When this dazzling white bird grows up, it will make high velocity plunge-dives in search of fish.

    Masked Booby

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    Red-tailed Tropicbird

    When this baby grows up, it will dive with wings half-folded into the water to catch its prey.

    Red-tailed Tropicbird

Rose Atoll Marine National Monument

Rose Atoll Marine National Monument EST 2009

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Approximately 13,451 square miles of marine ecosystem surrounding Rose Atoll National Wildlife Refuge was protected under the Antiquities Act of 1906 by President George W. Bush on January 6, 2009. Established as Rose Atoll Marine National Monument, it is one of four Marine National Monuments spanning across the Pacific that now affords protection for a marine world of reefs, invertebrates and fish that sustain wildlife species numbering in the millions that nest and breed on your National Wildlife Refuges in the Central Pacific.

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About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife, and plants.

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Last Updated: May 18, 2015
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