Tutuila is the largest of seven islands in American Samoa at 142.3 sq. km. Volcanic in origin, it
reaches a height of 653m at Matafao Peak. Tutuila is centered at 14.30N, 169.75W, has 101.3 km of coastline and an estimated 36.2 sq.
km of reef area. The port of Pago Pago is a collapsed crater and is one of the largest natural ports in the Pacific. Pago Pago
contains a tuna cannery which is a hub of a large purse-seining tuna fishing fleet. The cannery outputs large amounts of nutrients
as byproduct into the waters of Pago Pago harbor. The human population of Tutuila in 1990 was 45,043. It is considered a high island
and contributes significant nutrient and sediment runoff to coastal waters. Tutuila's waters are protected by the 0.7 sq. km Fagatele
Bay National Marine Sanctuary, as well as by the National Park of American Samoa, which covers the north-central part of the island
and ~5 sq. km of coastline.
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