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Nature
In Fagatele Bay Marine sanctuary the steep volcanic slopes contain some of the rarest Paleo-tropical rainforest. Large fruit bats or flying fox patrol the jungles and huge seabirds can be seen nesting on the sheer cliffs and ridges. Some 34 species of bird life had been identified. Sixteen of which are unique to Samoa.

A thriving coral community and numerous tropical fish live in the clear warm waters around the island where visibility is greater than 30 metres.

The Southern Humpback Whales winter here from August to November and porpoises visit regularly as do sperm whales. There are also various species of marine turtles.