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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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November 22, 2016

Melon Headed Whale Stranding Off Sugar Beach, Maui

Members of the Pacific Islands Region NOAA Response Team received the call for assistance at around 7:30 a.m. reporting a stranded marine mammal. Officials say crews attempted to assess and stabilize the animal upon arrival, but say it had to be humanely euthanized and passed away about two hours later.
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July 30, 2010

Decomposing whale carcass washes up in Hana, Maui

By Wendy Osher (Update 4:39 p.m. 7/30/10) A dead sperm whale continues to float in waters off of Hana Maui.  The carcass was observed in waters near Makaalae Thursday afternoon, but residents say the dead whale was first seen on Tuesday, July 27, 2010. Crews from the state Department of Land and Natural Resources were... Read more »
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January 14, 2009

NOAA GIVES NAVY MARINE MAMMAL PROTECTION MEASURES FOR SONAR TRAINING OFF HAWAII

The U.S. Navy received federal authorization this month to continue sonar training exercises in Hawaiian waters.  The Fisheries Service with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration does not expect the exercises to result in serious injury or death to marine mammals, but is requiring mitigation measures to protect the whales and other marine life, and... Read more »
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