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Pacific Islands Complex

Learn more about the Pacific Islands Regional Ecosystem, which includes the Hawaiian Islands, American Samoa, the Northern Mariana Islands, and Guam.


This tropical region is home to vibrant coral reefs and protected species, such as the Hawaiian monk seal. Recreational, aquarium, and commercial fisheries are important economic drivers in this region, as is tourism. Coastal development, invasive species, pollution, and climate change impacts are all threats to this region.

Last updated by Office of Science and Technology on October 28, 2022

Pacific Islands