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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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February 01, 2011

Hooked on Humpbacks: 900 People Volunteer to Count Whales

According to data from the annual event, an average of 5 whales per site were counted every 15 minutes.
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March 03, 2010

Maui’s Great Whale Count Rescheduled to Saturday, March 6

Maui’s Great Whale Count has been rescheduled to Saturday, March 6, after last weekend’s tsunami warning forced the event host, Pacific Whale Foundation, to postpone the count. “While tsunamis generally don’t appear to have an effect on whales, the threat of a tsunami did have an impact on the humans who were planning to count... Read more »
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December 31, 2009

NOAA Charges Vessel For Repeat Violations Of Whale Protection Rules

With Hawaii’s humpback whale season underway, officials are reminding boaters and other ocean users to use caution and follow whale protection rules. Federal regulations require people to stay at least 100 yards away from the wintering whales. In the past two years, officials reported 12 cases involving violations, including approaches by swimmers, non-motorized watercraft, and... Read more »
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February 02, 2009

WHALE COUNT KEEPS KAHOOLAWE VOLUNTEERS BUSY

(By Wendy OSHER © 2009) Volunteers across the state counted an average of 8 whales every 15 minutes during a statewide count conducted by the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary. 650 volunteers collected data from 56 sites with the most sightings reported off of Kahoolawe where 14 whales were sighted every 15 minutes... Read more »
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