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Humpback whale sanctuary seeks advisory council applicants

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary is seeking to fill eight primary and nine alternate seats on its advisory council, which ensures public input into sanctuary matters and provides advice to the sanctuary management. “The members of our advisory council represent an extremely important element of our community,” said Malia Chow, sanctuary […]

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NOAA volunteers count humpback whales

NOAA volunteers count humpback whales

MEDIA RELEASE More than 800 volunteers recently gathered data from the shores of Hawaii, Oahu, and Kauai the annual Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Ocean Count. Participants tallied humpback whale sightings and documented the animals’ surface behavior during the survey. The sanctuary, which is managed by NOAA, protects humpback whales and their habitat […]

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Ocean users urged to use caution, follow whale protection rules

Ocean users urged to use caution, follow whale protection rules

MEDIA RELEASE NOAA’s Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary reminds ocean users to stay safe and operate within the law during humpback whale season. As many as 12,000 humpback whales winter in Hawaiian waters each year. These acrobatic, 45-ton marine mammals attract wildlife enthusiasts, but collisions between vessels and whales pose a serious injury […]

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