Coral reef condition: A status report for American Samoa
Effective coral reef conservation cannot be accomplished without an informed and engaged public. The American Samoa coral status report is part of a larger effort to provide communities and decision-makers with information about managing and conserving coral reef ecosystems. The American Samoa status report presents the results of an analysis of indicators that were chosen to reflect key ecosystem processes and values. The report provides a geographically specific assessment of American Samoa shallow (0–100 feet) coral reef condition for the period 2012–2016. Overall, American Samoa coral reefs are in good condition.