Snorkeling at Coconut Point ~ American Samoa

Over the weekend, a snorkel was in order! These are a few pictures.  It has been very windy, so not great visibility but still nice. We are expecting a horrible coral bleaching this summer (January and February are the warmest months here in the Southern Hemisphere) from the El Nino weather pattern.  Hopefully it will not be as bad as predicted… For now, it is good to enjoy the colors.  We had a pretty bad bleaching last summer, but quite a bit of the coral was able to recover.  Hard to predict whether the bleaching will be worse because they were recently stressed, or not as bad because they have had experience and can adapt…  Let’s hope not as bad!

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