Get Involved

You can get involved with NOAA’s Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary by volunteering, participating in citizen science through the annual Sanctuary Ocean Count, or applying for an internship.

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Sanctuary Ocean Count

Monitor humpback whales from shore at the Sanctuary Ocean Count in January, February, and March every year.

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Volunteer to make a difference for humpback whales in Hawai‘i!

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Discover student internships with Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary.

Not from the Hawaiian Islands, but want to get involved with national marine sanctuaries in your area? Learn more about how to get involved in a wide variety of activities across the country.