Ofu Beach American Samoa National Park

The second island in American Samoa I visited was Ofu. It is joined by a slim suspension bridge to Olisega and together they are six kilometers long.  This isolated speck of paradise has steep verdant slopes of thick forest and a lagoon full of coral and bright reef fish.  The South side is part of American Samoa national Park.  I spent an afternoon snorkeling off Ofu Beach  – One of the most magical places I have ever seen.  My photos taken with a small digital camera really don’t do it justice but I hope they give you a glimpse of this pacific jewel

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Ofu

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Ofu Breach

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Ofu Beach

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Ofu Reef

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Algae  eating into the coral looked like a strange hand print

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Marks from Puffer fish feeding on the coral

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Removing species of algae harmful to the coral

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Huge Blue Star fish

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Ofu Beach

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Leaving the Harbor

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