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Whales average 12 every hour in final annual count

MEDIA RELEASE Approximately 600 volunteers gathered data from the shores of Oahu, Kauai, and Hawaii Island during today’s annual Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Ocean Count. The count is a yearly shore-based census that provides snapshot data on humpback whales. Participants tally humpback whale sightings and document the animals’ surface behavior during the […]

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Numbers in for year's final whale count

Numbers in for year’s final whale count

MEDIA RELEASE More than 570 volunteers gathered data from the shores of Oahu, Kauai and Hawaii Island for the March 31 Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Ocean Count. Participants tallied humpback whale sightings and documented the animals’ surface behavior during the last survey of the 2012 whale season. The sanctuary, which is jointly […]

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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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2012 Humpback Whale ocean count looking for volunteers (Jan–March)

This year, the Sanctuary Ocean Count will be conducted at over 60 different shore sites around the islands of Hawai‘i, Kaua‘i, and O‘ahu (see online site descriptions). Counts will be conducted the last Saturday of January, February, and March. Select the date(s) you would like to take part in and register online today!

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2012 Sanctuary Ocean count (Jan. 28)

2012 Sanctuary Ocean count (Jan. 28)

MEDIA RELEASE Register now to volunteer and count the number of humpback whales that can be seen around the islands during a four-hour period and record their behavior. Register online for Oahu, Hawaii and Kauai events. The sanctuary is recruiting a limited number of site leaders, who must be able to participate in all three […]

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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’s Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary will conduct the third event of the annual Sanctuary Ocean Count project this Saturday. Volunteers can still register for the March 26th count.

Humpback Whale Ocean Count this Saturday (March 26)

NOAA’s Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary will conduct the third event of the annual Sanctuary Ocean Count project this Saturday. Volunteers can still register for the March 26th count.

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Average of four whales seen every 15 minutes from Big Island posts during NOAA's Ocean Count

Hundreds of volunteers count humpback whales

Average of four whales seen every 15 minutes from Big Island posts during NOAA’s Ocean Count

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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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Whale Sanctuary ocean count volunteers needed

Whale Sanctuary ocean count volunteers needed

Kristin Wohlschlagel, Contributing Editor, Hawaii247.com (Photo by Michael Darden / DardenPhotos.com) As reports begin to trickle in of whales spotted off Hawaii’s shores, it seems worthwhile to find out how to get involved with the annual ocean count. Determined to not miss out this year? Visit the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary website and discover […]

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