When this baby grows up, it will eat small fish and aquatic invertebrates that are found close to the surface of the water.
When this bird grows up, it will have a scissor-shaped tail and elongated angular wings, allowing it to make spectacular flight maneuvers.
When this dazzling white bird grows up, it will make high velocity plunge-dives in search of fish.
When this baby grows up, it will dive with wings half-folded into the water to catch its prey.
Rose Atoll Marine National Monument
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.Learn more
About the NWRS
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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Check out What's Happening!
Check out the latest introductory video about the extraordinary cultural and natural life of the Marine National Monuments of the Pacific!Hot off the Camera!
Starring a business man, giant clams, a young child, hydro-thermal vents, seabirds by the millions, sharks by the tens, ridiculously colored coral and fish, coconut crabs that climb trees, and last but not least a baby! A not-to-be missed musical environmental and cultural report featuring all the Marine National Monuments in the Pacific including Rose Atoll Marine National Monument.View it Here!
The Final Comprehensive Conservation Plan is available to view.Comprehensive Conservation Planning
Faisua (Giant Clam)
Vibrant hues include electric blue, gold, and dark teal, faisua are rare in the rest of the region but thrive at the refuge.
Last Updated: May 18, 2015