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VIDEO: 22 Whales Disentangled From 9,500 Feet of Line Over 13 Years
VIDEO: 22 Whales Disentangled From 9,500 Feet of Line Over 13 Years
June 16th, 2015 · No Comments · Comments Via Facebook (10) · Featured, Maui News
 

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.


Proposed Expansion/Focus of Whale Sanctuary, Comment Deadline June 19
Proposed Expansion/Focus of Whale Sanctuary, Comment Deadline June 19
June 12th, 2015 · No Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

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.


Proposed Expansion of Whale Sanctuary Under Review
Proposed Expansion of Whale Sanctuary Under Review
March 26th, 2015 · 1 Comment · Comments Via Facebook (3) · Featured, Maui News
 

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.


History of Kamaʻole Ahupuaʻa Topic of Lecture, Feb. 25
History of Kamaʻole Ahupuaʻa Topic of Lecture, Feb. 25
February 19th, 2015 · Comments Off on History of Kamaʻole Ahupuaʻa Topic of Lecture, Feb. 25 · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

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.


Free Sanctuary Lectures Offered at Old Lahaina Courthouse
Free Sanctuary Lectures Offered at Old Lahaina Courthouse
January 7th, 2014 · Comments Off on Free Sanctuary Lectures Offered at Old Lahaina Courthouse · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

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


Ocean Awareness Training Offered on Maui
Ocean Awareness Training Offered on Maui
May 13th, 2013 · Comments Off on Ocean Awareness Training Offered on Maui · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

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.


New Flood Maps May Mean Higher Flood Insurance
New Flood Maps May Mean Higher Flood Insurance
February 28th, 2012 · 4 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui Business
 

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.


Ecosystem-Based Management Recommended for Whale Sanctuary
Ecosystem-Based Management Recommended for Whale Sanctuary
February 6th, 2012 · Comments Off on Ecosystem-Based Management Recommended for Whale Sanctuary · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

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


First Humpback Whale of Season Sighted off Honaunau
First Humpback Whale of Season Sighted off Honaunau
September 28th, 2011 · Comments Off on First Humpback Whale of Season Sighted off Honaunau · Featured, Maui News
 

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.


Hooked on Humpbacks: 900 People Volunteer to Count Whales
Hooked on Humpbacks: 900 People Volunteer to Count Whales
February 1st, 2011 · Comments Off on Hooked on Humpbacks: 900 People Volunteer to Count Whales · Maui News
 

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


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