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October 26, 2020

State Warns of Increase in Harmful Monk Seal Hookings and Feedings

The Hawaiʻi Department of Land and Natural Resources' Division of Aquatic Resources is concerned about a recent increase in harmful interactions between fishermen and monk seals. This year, 24 monk seal hookings already have been reported on O’ahu.
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October 11, 2020

ʻĀina Momona and Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale Sanctuary Work Together for Moloka‘i Outreach

Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary and the nonprofit organization ʻĀina Momona signed an agreement to develop new outreach and educational projects for the community of Moloka‘i. It is the first such agreement between the sanctuary and a nonprofit organization on the island of Moloka‘i.
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February 27, 2020

Monk Seal Transferred from O‘ahu to Hawai‘i Island Rehabilitation Facility

The monk seal, Pōhaku, was rescued by federal wildlife officials in January near Ko Olina. She was diagnosed and is being treated for toxoplasmosis, a disease that results from infection with the Toxoplasma gondii parasite, one of the world's most common parasites. 
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February 03, 2020

Rescued Turtle Returns Home

The turtle, marked as 1036, was released on a beach in Waialua on Thursday, after having its right front flipper amputated almost three weeks ago.
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October 17, 2019

Upcoming Wet Season to Eliminate Current Drought in Hawai‘i

The existing drought conditions are expected to be eliminated by the end of the wet season, which runs from October 2019 through April of 2020.
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October 03, 2019

NOAA Says Beached Pygmy Killer Whales Had Abnormal Lymph Nodes

Scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said that the two adult male pygmy killer whales that stranded on Sugar Beach on September 24th had abnormal lymph nodes, which are commonly caused by infectious disease.
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October 02, 2019

$4.1M in Federal Funds to Help Manage Papahānaumokuakea

The federal government is providing $4.1 million for research and management efforts on the Papahānaumokuakea Marine National Monument.
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October 01, 2019

Humpback Sighting Marks Start of Whale Season

Captains aboard a tour boat off the coast of Kauaʻi may have spotted the first humpback whale of the season. 
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September 24, 2019

Two Stranded Whales Euthanized, Second Stranding Incident in Recent Weeks

NOAA has responded to the stranded whales with veterinary care. Maui Now will provide more details of the situation as they become available. 
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September 21, 2019

Update: Stranded Whales Suffered From Lung Abnormalities

All five of the pygmy killer whales that died after stranding themselves on Sugar Beach last month had abnormal lungs and lymph nodes, according to a report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. 
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September 11, 2019

Predicted Coral Bleaching Already Appearing off Molokini and South Maui

A team from the DLNR Division of Aquatic Resources conducted a rapid assessment of coral health at Molokini and along Maui’s south shore from Mākena to Māʻalaea.
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August 15, 2019

Coral Reef Damage, Invasive Alga at Papahānaumokuākea

NOAA and partner scientists returned to O’ahu on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, after completing a 22-day expedition in Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument aboard the NOAA ship Rainier.
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August 13, 2019

Lawsuit Launched to Protect Threatened Green Sea Turtle Habitat

The lawsuit alleges a failure to protect green sea turtle habitat, which plaintiffs argue face threats from sea-level rise, plastic pollution and warming.
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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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June 07, 2019

$3.8 Million to Support Hawai‘i Coastal Management, Research

NOAA awarded funding through two separate programs – the Sea Grant College Program and the National Coastal Zone Management Program.
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