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NOAA Ship Hi’ialakai

Some of the local residents and ASG representatives including Miss Pacific Islands, Matauaina To’omalatai, who is also the reigning Miss American Samoa on board the NOAA Ship Hi’ialakai late last month that were briefed on the work scientists are doing on board the research vessel. The tour included photos and explanation of the coral found in the waters of American Samoa. The Hi’ialakai that homeports in Honolulu, is a multipurpose oceanographic research vessel.  [photo: Leua Aiono Frost]