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NOAA: First official whale sighting of the season

NOAA: First official whale sighting of the season

MEDIA RELEASE Aaaaaaaaand they’re back! On Monday (Sept. 26) morning, the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary received word from Sea Quest tour operator Captain Tony Roensch of a humpback whale yearling in Honaunau Bay. The boat was witness to two tail slaps, the first confirmed whale sighting this season. NOAA is reminding boaters […]

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NOAA whale sanctuary releases public scoping report

NOAA whale sanctuary releases public scoping report

MEDIA RELEASE NOAA’s Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary has compiled a report listing 11 priority issues identified by the public during the scoping period of the sanctuary’s management plan review process. The priority issues include humpback whale protection; ecosystem protection; enforcement; offshore development; native Hawaiian culture; ocean literacy and water quality. During a […]

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Volunteers count whales in NOAA’s sanctuary

Volunteers count whales in NOAA’s sanctuary

MEDIA RELEASE More than 570 volunteers gathered data from the shores of Oahu, Kauai, and the Big Island for Saturday’s 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 […]

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NOAA whale sanctuary appoints new members

NOAA whale sanctuary appoints new members

MEDIA RELEASE NOAA’s Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary announced 10 new primary members and nine alternate members to serve on its sanctuary advisory council. The new appointees bring a valuable range of experience to the council, which provides sanctuary staff with input and recommendations on sanctuary programs and management. “The Sanctuary Advisory Council […]

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Chow named whale sanctuary superintendent

Chow named whale sanctuary superintendent

MEDIA RELEASE NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries has announced the appointment of Malia Chow as the new superintendent of Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary. Chow has worked for NOAA for the last 10 years. She currently is the sanctuary’s Management Plan Review coordinator. Previously, she was a policy analyst for the Northwestern […]

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Humpback sanctuary taking comments through Oct. 16

Humpback sanctuary taking comments through Oct. 16

MEDIA RELEASE The management plan review process for NOAA’s Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary is underway, and the public is encouraged to participate by providing comments to the sanctuary. The public comment period, which began in July, will continue through Oct. 16. The sanctuary is encouraging public input on a proposal to expand […]

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Humpback whale sanctuary seeks advisory council applicants

Humpback whale sanctuary seeks advisory council applicants

MEDIA RELEASE NOAA’s Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary is seeking applicants for nine primary seats and nine alternate seats on its advisory council, which ensures public input into sanctuary management and provides advice to the sanctuary superintendent. The sanctuary is accepting applications for primary and alternate seats representing Commercial Shipping, Whale Watching, Ocean […]

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Humpback sanctuary seeks advisory council members

Humpback sanctuary seeks advisory council members

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary is currently accepting applications for primary and alternate seats representing Business/Commerce, Citizen-at-Large, Commercial Shipping, Conservation, Ocean Recreation, Tourism, and Whale Watching on its Sanctuary Advisory Council. Council members serve two-year terms, which are staggered to allow for continuity within the council. The Hawaiian Islands Humpback […]

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NOAA reports health of Hawaiian Islands humpback whale

NOAA reports health of Hawaiian Islands humpback whale

MEDIA RELEASE A new NOAA report on the health of humpback whales within the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary evaluates resources protected by the sanctuary. The status of humpback whales is rated as “good/fair”; however, their health is rated as “fair.” Although humpback whale population numbers are increasing in the sanctuary, their overall […]

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Youngsters offer insigts, observations, understanding of natural world through artwork, poems and short stories.

Four isle students winners in 2009 Ocean Contest

Youngsters offer insigts, observations, understanding of natural world through artwork, poems and short stories.

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DLNR issues reminder to protect whales

DLNR issues reminder to protect whales

  MEDIA RELEASE The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) is asking all recreational and commercial boaters to be extra cautious during whale season, especially during the height of the season, January through March, to help ensure the continued restoration of the thriving population of these treasured mammals. From now through March, humpback whales […]

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