A humpback whale swims under water
Photo: Ed Lyman/NOAA, under NOAA Permit #14097


November Return of the Humpback Whale Month Events

Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary's management plan

Research activities at HIHWNMS during the 2019-20 whale season

Sanctuary reports vessel/whale collisions; ocean users urged to use care

Ocean users urged to use care as abundance of mother/calf pairs are seen in Hawaiʻi

An Ocean of Discovery

Ocean Count results January, Febuary, 2020


New Kauai ocean discovery facility due to open on Saturday, Jan.11, 2020

Presentation and demonstrations for upcoming whale season by Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary

Entangled humpback whale freed of gear off Maui

Ocean Count results March, 2019

Ocean Count results February, 2019

Ocean Count results January, 2019

Ocean Count will take place despite government shutdown


Ocean Count results March, 2018

Ocean Count results February, 2018

Ocean Count results January, 2018

Entangled humpback whale freed off Maui


Disentangling Giants: Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Combats Unintended Catch

For Humpback Whales in Sanctuaries, Public Involvement Counts

From Mauka to Makai: Solomon Pili Kahoʻohalahala

Ocean Count results March, 2017

Ocean Count results February, 2017

Ocean Count results January, 2017


Sanctuary reports lower whale sightings during 2015-2016 season

Ocean Count results March, 2016

Ocean Count results February, 2016

Ocean Count results January, 2016

Don't Worry: The Whales Are Coming

Freeing a Giant