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October 11, 2019

Humpback Whale Sanctuary Appoints New Advisory Members

The sanctuary works to protect humpback whales through research, education, conservation and stewardship.
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October 08, 2019

Federal Rule Proposed to Protect Pacific Humpback Whale Habitat

Endangered Whales Threatened by Fishing Gear, Ship Strikes, Oil Spills
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August 12, 2019

NOAA Ship Rainier Lecture at Humpback Sanctuary, Aug. 13

The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary in Kīhei will host their monthly Sanctuary Science Series on Tuesday, Aug. 13, from 6:30-7:30 pm.
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March 07, 2019

Entangled Humpback Whale Freed of Gear Off Maui

An estimated 500 feet of heavy gauge line was removed from an entangled humpback whale off Maui.
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January 08, 2019

Whale Count to Run Despite Government Shutdown

The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary’s annual Ocean Count will take place on Jan. 26, 2019 despite the federal government shutdown.
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December 19, 2018

Hawai‘i Humpback Whale Season Underway

Approaching humpback whales when on or in the water within 100 yards or within 1,000 feet by air is illegal.
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September 06, 2018

Humpback Whales are Navigating an Ocean of Change

Maui's Ed Lyman started getting calls from whale watching companies in Hawaii, asking why the whales were arriving so late.
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May 25, 2018

Resort Guests Participate in Thoughtfully-Designed Ocean Adventures

The Westin Maui Resort & Spa has launched a new program that shares respect for the water and passion for the environment with travelers, while giving back to the local community.
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March 20, 2018

Drone Program to Support Maui Whale Entanglement Response

A new initiative provides aerial support using small drones for large whale entanglement response efforts off Maui.
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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 26, 2017

Entangled Humpback Whale Freed Off Maui

An entangled adult humpback whale was freed by a team of trained responders off Lahaina, Maui on Christmas Day. It was trailing 400' of heavy gauge line.
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