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Sanctuary Education Publications

This page provides links to pdf versions of educational publications produced by the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary (unless otherwise noted). Publications are organized by product type. Recent publications are found first.

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Sanctuary Document Types
Brochures Activity Books
Information Sheets & Fact Cards Posters
Newspaper Inserts Bookmarks
Reports Magazines & Newsletters


Brochures

Sanctuary Site Brochure - General Layout
Sanctuary Site Brochure - Web Layout
Document Size: General 632KB, Web 1.7MB
Description: This brochure provides highlights on the Hawaiian Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary, the National Marine Sanctuary System, and the North Pacific humpback whales that migrate to Hawai`i each year.


The Cultural Significance of Whales in Hawai`i Brochure
Document Size: 540 KB
Description: This brochure provides information on how whales have impacted the culture of ancient Hawaiians.


Fishponds of Hawai`i Brochure
Document Size: 1.1 MB
Description: Information in this brochure describes the features of Native Hawaiian fishponds.


Boating & Ocean Use Brochure Updated Version
Document Size: 344 KB
Description: The Boating and Ocean Use Brochure features guidelines and regulations designed to help boaters, whale watchers, and other ocean users stay safe and legal on the water during whale season


Information Sheets & Fact Cards

Sanctuary Information Sheet
Document Size: 129 KB
Description: This information sheet provides basic information on the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary.


Get Involved Sanctuary Information Sheet
Document Size: 168 KB
Description: This information sheet details threats to humpback whales, what you can do to help protect humpback whales and other marine wildlife, and provides reporting information.

Understanding Threats to Humpback Whales whale tail kids logo
Document Size: 736 KB
Description: This one-page information sheet provides information on the threats to Hawai`i's humpback whales. Great for kids!


Humpback Whale Behavior Sheet
Document Size: 410 KB
Description: Humpback whales can be seen in Hawai`i's nearshore waters during the winter and their impressive acrobatic displays are often visible from miles away. View this information sheet to learn about their behaviors and also to learn other basic facts about the sanctuary.

Humpback Whale Fact Card whale tail kids logo
Document Size: 938 KB
Description: Want to know more about humback whales? How big they are? What they eat? Check out this fact card


Humpback Whale Trivia Questions whale tail kids logo
Document Size: 596 KB
Description: Test your knowledge about humpback whales and learn new fun facts!

Hawai`i's Marine Protected Species Cards whale tail kids logo
Hawaiian Spinner Dolphin
North Pacific Humpback Whale
Hawaiian Monk Seal
Hawai`i's Sea Turtles
Document Size: Dolphin 588 KB, Whale 528 KB, Seal 516 KB, Turtle 544 KB
Description: These cards feature information on Hawai`i's Marine Protected Species. Learn about their biology, behavior, research efforts, and more. The cards were produced by the sanctuary with assistance from other NOAA and State of Hawai`i partners.

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Newspaper Inserts
Protecting Hawai`i's Ocean Treasures whale tail kids logo
Document Size: 5.1 MB
Description: This information sheet details threats to humpback whales, what you can do to help protect humpback whales and other marine wildlife, and provides reporting information. This project was made possible by funding from a variety of other organizations and sponsors.


Reports

2002 State of the Sanctuary Report
Document Size: 796 KB
Description: This report provides an overview of activities, programs, and projects as well as marine resources and management issues pertinent to the Sanctuary's development.

Accomplishment Reports
Description: These reports provide the sanctuary's main accomplishments listed by year.
2012 Accomplishment Report
2011 Accomplishment Report
2010 Accomplishment Report
2009 Accomplishment Report
2002-2007 Accomplishment Report


Activity Books

Kihei Visitor Center Activity Book whale tail kids logo
Document Siz
e: 3.9 MB
Description: Explore the sanctuary's Visitor Center in Kihei, Maui, with this fun activity book. You will learn about humpback whales and many other marine life in Hawaii.

Humpback Whale Activity Book whale tail kids logo
Document Siz
e: 556 KB
Description: This activity book teaches basic information about humpback whale behavior and biology.


Seabirds & Shorebirds of Hawai`i Activity Book
whale tail kids logo
Document Siz
e: 3.7 MB
Description: This activity book teaches students the about the seabirds and shorebirds that live in and migrate to Hawai`i.


Why is Hawai`i's Ocean Important? A Keiki Activity Book
whale tail kids logo
Document Size: 2.8 MB
Description: This activity book teaches students the basics of protecting Hawai`i's ocean and the animals that live in it. This book was produced by the Hawaii Coral Reef Initiative Research Program under the direction of NOAA's National Centers for Coastal Ocean Sciences in collaboration with the Sanctuary, University of Hawaii Sea Grant, the Waikiki Aquarium, and other partners.

The Koholā and the Kolea, a Coloring Book in English and Hawaiian whale tail kids logo
Document Size: N/A, viewable online only
Description: This children's coloring book tells a story about humpback whales and plovers.

Sea Turtles: No Na Honu Kai, A Coloring Book in English and Hawaiian
whale tail kids logo
Document Size: N/A, viewable online only
Description: This children's coloring book provides information about sea turtles.

Pacific Coral Reef Coloring Book in English in Hawaiian whale tail kids logo
Document Size: 6.2 MB
Description: This children’s coloring book provides information about corals for children.

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Posters

Humpback Whale Posters
Humpback Whale Tail
Humpback Whale Breach
Humpback Whale Mother and Calf
Document Size: Tail 104 KB, Breach 108 KB, Mother and Calf 80 KB
Description: View pdfs of the Sanctuary's site posters. These posters are not currently available in print.


Cultural Posters
Cultural Poster with Text
Cultural Poster without Text
Document Size: With Text 412 KB, Without Text 308 KB
Description: View two different versions of the Sanctuary's Cultural Poster.

Marine Mammal Poster whale tail kids logo
Document Size: 5.1 MB
Description: View this poster which shows illustrations of the marine mammals that visit Hawai`i. The back of the poster features information on each of the animals.


Conservation Council of Hawaii - Seabirds Poster and Education Guide
whale tail kids logo
Document Size: 1.3 MB
Description: View this poster developed by the Conservation Council of Hawai`i with the support of the sanctuary and many others which teaches about Hawaii's amazing seabirds.

Bookmarks

SPLASH Research Bookmark
Document Size: 96 KB
Description: View this bookmark which promotes the SPLASH Research Project.


Sanctuary Bookmark
Document Size: 96 KB
Description: View this bookmark which promotes the Sanctuary's website.


Magazines & Newsletters

Sanctuary Magazine - Koholā Connection - Summer 2010
State of the Sanctuary - Management Plan Review Special Edition
Document Size: 5 MB
Description: View this special edition of the sanctuary's magazine, the Koholā Connection. Learn about the Management Plan Review process.

Sanctuary Magazine - Koholā Connection - Winter 2010
Section 1
Section 2
Section 3
Document Size: Section 1-3.4 MB, Section 2-2.6 MB, Section 3-4.4 MB
Description: View the sanctuary's magazine, the Koholā Connection. Learn about the First International Marine Mammal Protected Areas Conference and more!

Sanctuary Magazine - Koholā Connection - Winter 2008
Section 1
Section 2
Section 3
Document Size: Section 1-3.3 MB, Section 2-3.3 MB, Section 3-3.8 MB
Description: View the sanctuary's new publication, the Koholā Connection. Learn about SPLASH research and more!

Sanctuary Newsletters
January 2004
September 2003
March 2003
January 2003
June 2002
Document Size: Jan 04-304 KB, Sept 03-168 KB, March 03-176 KB, Jan 03-160 KB, June 02-172 KB)
Description: View the sanctuary's newsletters which were produced from 2002 to 2004.


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