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This page includes links to current news and stories on humpback whales and the Sanctuary as well as links to new features on this website and the NMSP website.

Curent News

April 7 - Subadult Humpback Whale Freed of Life-threatening Entanglement in the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary

March 29 - Volunteers Count Whales in Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary

March 13 - Public actions to remove gear and buoys from entangled Niʻihau whale extremely dangerous

March 6 - Maui Lecture Series: Humpback Whale Sounds ~ How do you study tme, and what do they tell us?

February 22 - Volunteers Count Whales in Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary

February 19 - Adult Humpback Whale Freed of Life-threatening Entanglement in the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary

February 19 - Maui Lecture Series: Volunteer Vacation or Staycation - Perpetuating Maui's Health and Your Own

February 18 - Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary seeks advisory council applicants

February 13 - Maui Lecture Series: Satellite tagging study off Maui Nui: Movements of pilot whales, bottlenose dolphins and other species

February 8 - Welcome Whales Family Event at Turtle Bay

February 4 - Kauai: Cultural Respect & Community Involvement - Fogava'a e tasi i Amerika Samoa

January 25 - Volunteers Count Whales in Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary

January 15 - Maui Lecture Series: Underwater Noise Pollution ~ Impacts on Cetaceans and Other Marine Life

January 7 - Old Lahaina Courthouse to host free National Marine Sanctuary lecture

December 22 - Maui Lecture Series: Wops, Thwops and Grunts, Oh My! How a Whale Hears the World

December 18 - Humpback Whale Calf Freed of Life-Threatening Entanglement

December 18 - Maui Lecture Series: A Cut Above ~ Confessions of a Whale Disentangler

December 4 - Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary advises ocean users to use caution and follow rules to protect whales

November 21 - Maui Lecture Series: Seeds of Hope Movie Showing

October 18 - Maui Lecture Series: First Wind: Clean Energy, Made Here

August 21 - Maui Lecture Series: Partnerships Protecting our Watersheds: East Maui in Focus

August 19 - Public invited to attend free recreational fishing seminar

August 15 - Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary seeks advisory council applicants

July 30 - Maui Lecture Series: Palmyra Atoll: Where the Wild Things Are Still Wild

June 21 - Talk Story with Hōkūleʻa at Kihei on June 26

June 21 - Maui Lecture Series: Maui's Native Forest Birds: Past, Present and Future

June 21 - National Marine Sanctuary Foundation Honors Trisha Kēhaulani Watson

June 7 - Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary and Conservation International's Hawaiʻi Fish Trust host free youth and family fishing photo contest with the Sportsfishing Conservancy

June - NOAA Ship Oscar Elton Sette to Conduct Surveys in Waters Off Kona

May 13 - Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Appoints New Advisory Council Members

March 30 - Volunteers Count Whales in Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary during the Final 2013 Sanctuary Ocean Count

March 12 - Humpback Whale Freed of Life-threatening Entanglement in the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary (Media Statement)

March 11 - Humpback Whale Freed of Life-Threatening Entanglement (Story)

February 25 - Hawaii National Marine Sanctuary Foundation Officially Launches exit sign

February 23 - Volunteers Count Whales in Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary

January 26 - Volunteers Count Whales in Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary

January - Announcing the 24th Annual Maritime Symposium February 16-18, 2013

October 20 - Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council Proposes Framework for Community Engagement

October - Office of National Marine Sanctuaries Celebrates 40th Anniversary

October 12 - Sanctuary Ocean Count Project Receives National Recognition

August 31 - Sanctuary Reminds Hawaii Ocean Users to Follow Whale Protection Rules - First whale of the season spotted near Honokohau Harbor marks an early beginning to whale season

August - Modeling Mesophotic Coral Distributions in the Auʻau Channel, Hawaiʻi

August 8 - National Marine Sanctuary Foundation Honors Phil Fernandez

June - Sanctuary Friends Honor Jacques Cousteau

May 4 - Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary seeks Advisory Council applicants – including youth members

April 23 - Global Ocean Drifter Deployed off of Maui, Hawai'i - Hawai'i Among Six NOAA Earth Day Drifter Sites

April 20 - Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Announces 2012 Humpback Whale Month Ocean Contest Winners

March 31 - Volunteers Count Whales in the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary

February 25 - Volunteers Count Whales in NOAA's Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary

February 23 - Renovated Sanctuary Visitor Center Blessed at NOAA's Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary

February 22 - New Vessel Blessed at NOAA's Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary

February 13 - Governor proclaims February Humpback Whale Awareness Month

February 6 - Advisory Council Recommends that Humpback Whale Sanctuary Consider Ecosystem-Based Management

January 28 - Volunteers Count Whales in NOAA's Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary

September 27 - NOAA Reminds Hawaii Ocean Users to Follow Whale Protection Rules - First Whale of the Season Spotted in Honaunau Bay

June 9 - NOAA's Education Partnership Program benefits La'ie wetlands habitat restoration

June 7 - National Marine Sanctuary Foundation Honors Jean Ogawa

April 8 - NOAA's Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Releases Public Scoping Report

March 30 - Volunteers Count Whales in NOAA's Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary

March 25 - NOAA's Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Appoints New Advisory Council Members

March 1 - Volunteers Count Whales in NOAA's Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary

February 1 - Volunteers Count Whales in NOAA's Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary

January 13 - Malia Chow Named Superintendent of NOAA's Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary

January 11 - NOAA's Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Seeks Advisory Council Applicants

December 14 - NOAA's Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Urges Ocean Users to Use Caution, Follow Whale Protection Rules

December 13 - Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Hosts Sanctuary Advisory Council Meeting

December 10 - Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Management Plan Review Comments Available Online

November 2010 - Sanctuary Joins Trilogy Excursions and Lanai City Service to Reach Out to the Lanai Community during the Annual Lanai Turkey Giveaway

November 15 - NOAA's Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary and Office of Law Enforcement Announce Whale Safety Workshops



Previous News

October 1 - NOAA's Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Requesting Public Comment Through October 16, 2010

September 22 - NOAA's Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Seeks Advisory Council Applicants

August 30 - Hawaii's "In the Wake of Giants" Wins at BLUE Ocean Film Festival

August 16 - NOAA's Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary teams with Surfrider Foundation for Water Quality Testing at Maui Beaches

July 28 - Film on NOAA Humpback Whale Sanctuary Rescues, "In the Wake of Giants" Finalist at BLUE Ocean Film Festival

July 27 - NOAA's Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Holds Public Scoping Meetings

July 26 - NOAA Reports Health of Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary

July 21 - NOAA's Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Appoints New Advisory Council Members

July 15 - NOAA's Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Hosts Sanctuary Advisory Council Meeting

June 25 - NOAA Awards Green Grant to Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary: Solar Panels to be installed atop Learning Center

Sanctuaries Celebrate Cousteau Day - June 25, 2010

April 1 - NOAA's Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Hosts Public Meetings April 12 - May 14, 2010

March 27 - Volunteers Count Whales in NOAA's Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary

January 30 - Volunteers Count Whales in NOAA's Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary

Response Launched to Save Entangled Whale on Maui

Sanctuary Seeks Applicants for Advisory Council

NOAA Ship Hi`ialakai Welcomes Students Aboard Education Cruise
Story with Photos

Return to Shipwreck Beach Project
Story with Photos

Sanctuary Recognizes 2009 Ocean Contest Winners
Story with Photos
Press Release

Sanctuary Celebrates Opening of New Learning Center
Story with Photos
Press Release

Sanctuary Appoints New Advisory Council Members

2009 Sanctuary Ocean Count
January
February
March

Sanctuary to Hold Statewide Boater Workshops

Sanctuary Seeks Applicants for Advisory Council

New Study Finds Most North Pacific Humpback Whale Populations Rebounding - Some humpback populations still slow to recover

New Insights Into Humpback Whales

2008 Sanctuary Ocean Count
January
February
March

Governor Proclaims February Humpback Whale Month

Sanctuary Appoints New Advisory Council Members

Sanctuary Recognizes 2008 Ocean Contest Winners

Freeing Entangled Whales


Other Features

Humpback Whale Migration Game

Sanctuary Desktop Wallpapers


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