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TAG: Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctua
January 14, 2018

Entangled Humpback Whale Freed Off Maui

An entangled adult humpback whale was freed from 285 feet of line off Mākena Beach, Maui on Friday, Jan. 12, 2018.
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January 11, 2018

Maui High Alum, Tiare Holm Named Director of National Marine Sanctuary Foundation

The National Marine Sanctuary Foundation today announced the hiring of Tiare Turang Holm as its Hawaiʻi Director.
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December 18, 2017

Hawai‘i Humpback Whale Season Underway

As 12,000 humpback whales migrate to Hawaiʻi each year. Approaching humpback whales within 100 yards or within 1,000 feet by air is illegal.
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March 13, 2017

UPDATE: Entangled Subadult Humpback Whale Cut Free Off Maui

A whale was entangled in large gauge electrical cable deeply embedded in its mouth. All gear except what could not be pulled was successfully removed.
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March 08, 2017

Kīhei Flood Aftermath: Cleanup of Muddy Mess

Crews worked into the early afternoon on Wednesday to clean up mud and debris that had accumulated along South Kīhei Road as the result of flash flooding ...
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February 06, 2017

Humpback Whale Sanctuary Seeks Advisory Council Applicants

Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary is seeking to fill five primary and two alternate seats on its advisory council.
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June 16, 2015

VIDEO: 22 Whales Disentangled From 9,500 Feet of Line Over 13 Years

The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary reports that the close of the 2015 whale season marks 13 years of whale rescue operations by the Hawaiian Islands Disentanglement Network. Since its inception in 2002, the network has freed 22 large whales from life threatening entanglements, and removed more than 9,500 feet of large gauge line from the entangled whales.
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June 12, 2015

Proposed Expansion/Focus of Whale Sanctuary, Comment Deadline June 19

Friday, June 19, 2015 is the deadline for public comment on a proposal to expand the size and focus of the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary to include multiple marine species.
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March 26, 2015

Proposed Expansion of Whale Sanctuary Under Review

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration this week announced a proposed plan to expand the size and focus of the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary to include multiple marine species.
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February 19, 2015

History of Kamaʻole Ahupuaʻa Topic of Lecture, Feb. 25

The area once served as a fishing settlement, which surrounded the present day Kalama Beach Park, to the mauka Kamaʻole Ranch land that was sold to finance the Chinese revolution led by Dr. Sun Yat Sen.
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January 07, 2014

Free Sanctuary Lectures Offered at Old Lahaina Courthouse

The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary will extend its outreach to West Maui with weekly lectures held at the Old Lahaina Courthouse.
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May 13, 2013

Ocean Awareness Training Offered on Maui

The four-class series is offered for both commercial tour operators and members of the community and includes educational information on Hawaiʻi's unique marine environment, local conservation efforts, and ocean awareness basics.
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February 28, 2012

New Flood Maps May Mean Higher Flood Insurance

To assist residents and business owners in understanding the upcoming new flood map changes, there will be a public meeting on March 12 in Kihei.
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February 06, 2012

Ecosystem-Based Management Recommended for Whale Sanctuary

The recommendations reflect an approach that considers the whole ecosystem, including humans and the environment, rather than managing one resource or issue in isolation.
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September 28, 2011

First Humpback Whale of Season Sighted off Honaunau

The sighting serves as a reminder of the upcoming whale season, which traditionally runs from November through May, although whales may be encountered in limited numbers during other months of the year.
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