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Reporting Forms and Resource Protection Publications

This page provides links to pdf versions of publications related to resource protection produced by the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary and its partners. Publications are organized by product type.

Download Recommendations: Because of occasional download conflicts with web browsers, we recommend that you download these pdf files to your desktop by right-clicking on the link for PC users and click and hold for Macintosh users. Then open them using Acrobat. Unless otherwise noted, all documents are PDFs. Download Adobe Acrobat Reader

Sanctuary Document Types
Brochures & Guides Handbooks
Information Sheets & Report Cards Stickers

Brochures & Guides

Boating & Ocean Use Brochure
Document Size: 600 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

Hawaii's Marine Mammals: An Ocean Users Guide and Summary of Threats

Document Size: 1.7 MB
Description: This guide features information on what you can do to assist in marine mammal response and rescue.

Information Sheets & Reporting Cards

Marine Mammal in Distress Reporting Card
Document Size: 204 KB
Description: This card provides information on how you can help distressed marine mammals. It also provides a detailed form that can be used to report animals in distress.

Marine Mammal Stranding Reporting Information Sheet
Document Size: 72 KB
Description: This sheet provides information on the procedures that should be followed in the event of a marine mammal stranding in Hawai`i.

Marine Mammal Entanglement Reporting Information Sheet
Document Size: 68 KB
Description: This sheet provides information on the procedures that should be followed in the event of a marine mammal entanglement in Hawai`i

Guidelines for Reporting Violations Information Sheet
Document Size: 32 KB
Description: This sheet provides a template to follow when reporting humpback whale approach violations.


Hawai`i Ocean User's Guide
Document Size: 3.3 MB
Description: The 2007-2008 Handbook for Ocean User’s is designed to highlight information on marine protected species and the federal and state regulations that protect them. The handbook highlights regulations that apply to ocean users who operate vessels in Hawaiian waters.


Vessel Collision Reporting Information Sticker
Document Size: 72 KB
Description: This vessel collision reporting information sticker is available to all boaters in Hawaii. Contact the Sanctuary at 1-888-55-WHALE ext. 252 to order your free copy.

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