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Humpback Whale Month

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February is Humpback Whale Month in Hawai`i

Each year the sanctuary celebrates February as Humpback Whale Month. Get involved in this special statewide campaign that aims to increase awareness about the sanctuary and humpback whales. View sanctuary events for the month of February.

Download a special information sheet about whales and the sanctuary.

Download a special kids sheet on the threats to humpback whales. Visit the library to find other downloadable education publications.

Check out the humpback whale trivia to test your knowledge!

View winning artwork and poems & short stories of past Ocean Contests.


State Proclamation

On February 13th, 2012, Governor Neil Abercrombie officially proclaimed February 2012 as Humpback Whale Awareness Month in a ceremony at the State Capitol. Download the signed Proclamation. This was the third time that humpback whales received this special designation in the State of Hawaiʻi. This special statewide campaign aims to increase awareness about the sanctuary and humpback whales while offering the public a chance to get involved in whale season.


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