The Department Of Marine & Wildlife Resources

The Department Of Marine & Wildlife Resources

Friday, January 28, 2011

On January 27 2011 Lucy Jacob from the Department of Marine and Wildlife Resources, Turner Pittain from the Department of Commerce, Pepe from the American Samoa Community College Land Grant and Joseph Iosua from KSBS FM 92.1 volunteering to help out during the Leone High School Climate Change Outreach. Students from Leone High had fun learning about the difference between climate change and global warming and also the difference between climate and weather.
On the 20th of January 2011 Daryl Nu'usolia from the Department of Commerce, Tafito Aitaoto and Sione Lam Yuen Jr from the Department of Marine and Wildlife Resources conducted a Climate Change outreach at Aua Elementary School. This outreach is educating different ages from Elementary School's and High School's on Climate Change. There's a lot of ways we can take aim in Climate Change like using the 3R's; Reuse, Reduce and Recycle, also we can stop using plastic bags that can kill corals and also sea turtles and other marine organisms.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Burt Fuiava showing off his Scuba Dive Skills.

Sione Lam Yuen having fun underwater during the fish sizes activity.

Ching Wei getting tired after 3 dives. Se Oso Le Mea! ChoooooooooooooooooooHooooooooooooooooooooooooo.

Sinifa Annandale on Kayak having fun because he pass his QUEST Training already.

Domingo Ochivillo during his talk on Key Reef Species and Belt Transect at the American Samoa QUEST Training at Nu'uuli. Domingo also came to the training the next day to practice how to do Belt Transect in the water, so Tafito Aitaoto, Sione Lam Yuen Jr, Tasha Fuiava and Junior Fuimaono get an experience how to monitor a protected area by using this method.

Francis Leiato, Sione Lam Yuen Jr and Junior Fuimaono along with their assigned leader Ephraim Temple practicing Rugosity on our first 25m transect.

Tasha Fuiava and Tafito Aitaoto along with their assigned leaders Sinifa Annandale and Ching Wei practicing Rugosity on our first 25m transect.

Burt Fuiava demonstrating how to use Rugosity to measure the amount of habitat available for marine animals to live in. Rugosity is a measure of complexity, rugosity is presumed to be an indicator of the amount of available habitat available for colonization by benthic organisms (those attached to the seafloor), and shelter area for mobile organisms. After Burt's demonstration we went in the water and practice how to use this monitoring method at our three 25m transects that Ephraim, Senifa and Ching set up to do our practice.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Men In Black-Alama Tua, Domingo Ochivillo and Ekueta Schuster during the departments party at Tradewinds Hotel. These are the three hard working poeple at the office. Merry Christmas and Happy New Years to you all. Oso Le Mea! ChoooooooooooooooooooooooooooHooooooooooooooooooooooooooo.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Wess Tuilefano and Maria Vaofanua were MC's for the department's Christmas Party, Malo Lava Le Galulue! Merry Christmas and Happy New Years to you two. Have some fun on the holidays because we are working right after Christmas.LOL ChooooooooooooooooooHoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo.
Aso Tuaumu, Salaina Tulafono, and Elaine Fiasili at the Departments Christmas Party. Thanks for coming. Merry Christmas and Happy New Years to you all on behalf of the Director Ray Ufagafa Tulafono and Deputy Director Alofa Fuafuamealelei Tuaumuall from the Department of Marine and Wildlife Resources.

Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Ufagafa Ray Tulafono during his speech; he thank all the employees that work for the Department of Marine and Wildlife Resources for a job well done for Fiscal Year 2010. He also mentioned new employees that are now working with the department and also to remind people who work for the department to do a better job for the next year (2011).