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March 12, 2018

Sanctuary Saturday! Whale Visitor Center Now Open on Last Saturdays

The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center in Kīhei is now open on the last Saturday of each month.
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February 26, 2018

135 Whales Sighted in 15 Minutes

More than 649 volunteers gathered data from the shores of 44 sites off O‘ahu, Kaua‘i and Hawai‘i Island during the second Sanctuary Whale Count event in 2018.
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January 29, 2018

172 Humpbacks Spotted During Peak of Sanctuary Whale Count

A total of 172 whale sightings were seen during the 10:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. time period, the most of any time period throughout the day’s count.
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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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