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Coast Guard, NOAA, DLNR prepare for return of humpback whales

MEDIA RELEASE Crews from the Coast Guard, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the state’s Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement, from the Department of Land and Natural Resources are partnering to protect humpback whales as they make their annual migration to Hawaiian waters. Humpback whale season is generally from November to May with the […]

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2012 Sanctuary Ocean Count round up (Jan. 28)

2012 Sanctuary Ocean Count round up (Jan. 28)

MEDIA RELEASE More than 950 volunteers helped gather data Jan. 28 from 61 sites on the shores of Oahu, Kauai and the Big Island for the kickoff of the 2012 Sanctuary Ocean Count. Hawaiian waters provide critical breeding habitat for approximately two-thirds of the north Pacific stock of humpback whales. The following are the average […]

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Humpback Whale tail poster released, sales benefit HMMC

The non-profit Hawai’i Marine Mammal Consortium (HMMC) is pleased to announce the release of a glossy, full-color art poster of humpback whale tail fluke photographs. The poster illustrates the beauty of humpback whale flukes and how scientists use them to study whales. The purchase of the poster is tax deductible, and proceeds will directly support […]

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Humpback whales in Hawaii. Photo by Benjamin L. Richards/NOAA

Register now to count whales at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park encourages volunteers to help count humpback whales during the annual Sanctuary Ocean Count coming up on the last Saturday of January, February and March.

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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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Register now for Sanctuary Ocean Count (Feb. 26)

Register now for Sanctuary Ocean Count (Feb. 26)

MEDIA RELEASE Registration is open for the 2011 Sanctuary Ocean Count – Get involved in this fun volunteer event! Volunteers count the number of humpback whales which can be seen around the islands over a four-hour period and record their behavior. Two event dates remain for 2011: 8 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Saturday February 26, & March […]

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Volunteers line the shores to help NOAA add up humpbacks

Counting whales across the state

Volunteers line the shores to help NOAA add up humpbacks

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NOAA hosts whale safety workshops

NOAA hosts whale safety workshops

MEDIA RELEASE NOAA’s Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary and Office of Law Enforcement is hosting a series of boater workshops to help vessel operators stay safe and operate within the law during humpback whale season. The public workshops, which begin this month, will review guidelines, tips, and regulations concerning vessel-whale avoidance and safe […]

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Free presentation on humpback whales in Honokaa (Sept. 8)

Free presentation on humpback whales in Honokaa (Sept. 8)

MEDIA RELEASE The North Hawaii Education & Research Center, at 45-539 Plumeria St. in Honokaa, offers a free presentation featuring rare underwater footage of humpback whales. The presentation is 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 8. Adam Pack of UH-Hilo gives a tour of his new research lab and disusses opportunities to be involved with research in […]

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The sanctuary is currently reviewing its management plan and is seeking input on a proposal to expand its scope and direction to protect and conserve other living marine resources, in addition to humpback whales and submerged cultural heritage resources within the sanctuary.

Public meetings on NOAA Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary

The sanctuary is currently reviewing its management plan and is seeking input on a proposal to expand its scope and direction to protect and conserve other living marine resources, in addition to humpback whales and submerged cultural heritage resources within the sanctuary.

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The last Ocean Count of the year took place Saturday (March 27) throughout the Hawaiian Islands to get a census of the Humpback Whale population for NOAA.

Humpback whales count on volunteers

The last Ocean Count of the year took place Saturday (March 27) throughout the Hawaiian Islands to get a census of the Humpback Whale population for NOAA.

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ReefTalk: Grouper roi and humpback whales (March 23)

ReefTalk: Grouper roi and humpback whales (March 23)

When: 6:30 P.M., Tuesday, March 23 at the Natural Energy Lab Gateway Building, Kona DOUBLE HEADER WITH OUTSTANDING SPEAKERS! ReefTalk on Tuesday, March 23, at the Natural Energy Lab Gateway Building in Kona at 6:30 p.m. will feature two speakers. Dr. Bill Walsh, affiliated faculty with UH Hilo and Manoa and Justin Viezbicke of The […]

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The majority of humpback in the North Pacific migrate to the main Hawaiian islands each year between November through May. A few photos and video of them visiting West Hawaii and East Hawaii.

Wish you were here: Having a whale of a time

The majority of humpback in the North Pacific migrate to the main Hawaiian islands each year between November through May. A few photos and video of them visiting West Hawaii and East Hawaii.

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Boaters urged to use caution, follow whale protection rules

Boaters urged to use caution, follow whale protection rules

MEDIA RELEASE With Hawaii’s humpback whale season underway, NOAA is reminding boaters and other ocean users to stay safe and legal. Endangered humpback whales are protected in Hawaii. If you’re on or in the water and whales are in the vicinity, federal regulations require you stay at least 100 yards away from them, and 1,000 […]

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