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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

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Check out the latest introductory video about the extraordinary cultural and natural life of the Pacific's Marine National Monuments!

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About the Complex

Pacific Reefs Complex

Comprised of 10 refuges, the Complex spans across the Pacific Ocean from Palmyra and Rose atolls in the south to the Marianas in the west.

Rose Atoll is managed as part of the Pacific Reefs Complex.

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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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Final CCP Available

The Final Comprehensive Conservation Plan is available to view.

Comprehensive Conservation Planning
Last Updated: Feb 20, 2015
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