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DLNR, NOAA request assistance in reporting dead whales

MEDIA RELEASE Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) and NOAA are monitoring the drift direction of a 30-40 foot sperm whale carcass reported to DLNR Wednesday night by fishermen. It’s believed to now be about 4-5 miles off the windward Oahu coast. DLNR is preparing contingency plans in the event the carcass can be […]

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Boaters urged to report dead floating whales

MEDIA RELEASE Each year, approximately one to four sperm whale carcasses drift ashore in Hawaii, particularly in May and August. The state Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA Fisheries) are asking boaters to notify authorities immediately if they see a dead whale […]

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February Sanctuary Ocean Count figures announced

MEDIA RELEASE More than 650 volunteers gathered data from the shores of Oahu, Kauai, and Hawaii Island during the Fab. 23 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 […]

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Whales put on Christmas Day show

Whales put on Christmas Day show

Reporting by Margaret Masunaga Regular Hawaii 24/7 contributor Margaret Masunaga and her family joined other passengers on the Sunset Sail dinner cruise on the Alala catamaran sailboat got a special gift from a school of whales Dec. 25. The passengers also included a couple renewing their marriage vows after 18 years of marriage, and a […]

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The facility's 25,000-gallon saltwater pool at UH-Hilo's Pacific Aquaculture and Coastal Resources Center is authorized by NOAA Fisheries to house 18 species of whales and dolphins, up to 20 feet long and can accommodate 1-2 small whales or dolphins at a time.

Marine mammal rehab facility opens in Hilo

The facility’s 25,000-gallon saltwater pool at UH-Hilo’s Pacific Aquaculture and Coastal Resources Center is authorized by NOAA Fisheries to house 18 species of whales and dolphins, up to 20 feet long and can accommodate 1-2 small whales or dolphins at a time.

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