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Sanctuary Press Releases

This page provides links to Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary press releases by year. The most recent press releases are listed first.

Year 2014

July 29 - Students from American Samoa Participate in Environmental and Cultural Exchange

May 15 - Hawaii resident earns national volunteer award for service in the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary

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

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

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

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

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

Year 2013

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

August 19 - Public invited to attend free recreational fishing seminar

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

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

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)

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

Year 2012

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

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 8 - National Marine Sanctuary Foundation Honors Phil Fernandez

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

Year 2011

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 9 - Sanctuary Staff Awarded NOAA Bronze Medal

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

Year 2010

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

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

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

Year 2009

December 30 - NOAA's Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Urges Boaters to Use Caution, Follow Whale Protection Rules

November 25 - Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Seeks Applicants for Advisory Council - Including a Newly Created Youth/Student Seat

May 22 - NOAA's Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Announces 2009 Ocean Contest Winners

April 13 - NOAA's Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Celebrates Opening of New Sanctuary Learning Center

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

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

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

January 31 - Volunteers Count Whales in NOAA's Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary

Year 2008

October 7 - NOAA's Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary to Hold Statewide Boater Workshops

September 30 - Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Seeks Applicants for Advisory Council

May 21 - New Study Finds Most North Pacific Humpback Whale Populations Rebounding - Some humpback populations still slow to recover

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

March 7 - Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Appoints New Advisory Council Members

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

February 13 - Governor Lingle and Lt. Governor Aiona Proclaim February as Humpback Whale Awareness Month

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



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