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.
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About the 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
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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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: Feb 20, 2015