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Entanglement rescue  
The sanctuary was designated to protect humpback whales and their habitat in Hawai`i. Although the population of humpback whales is increasing, humpbacks remain endangered.

Find out more about current issues in the sanctuary.
HIHWNMS, MMHSRP Permit #932-1489

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Get information on how to report violations, stranding, entanglements and injuries.

View regulations and find out more about enforcement efforts.

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Find out more the efforts to rescue humpbacks from entanglement.

Read about the guidelines that help protect marine wildlife in Hawai`i.

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Ocean Etiquette
Learn how to protect and conserve marine wildlife by viewing responsibly.

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