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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
in the sanctuary.
HIHWNMS, MMHSRP Permit #932-1489
Reporting Violations & Emergencies
Get information on how to report violations, stranding, entanglements and injuries.
View regulations and find out more about enforcement efforts.
Find out more
the efforts to rescue humpbacks from entanglement.
Read about the guidelines that help protect marine wildlife in Hawai`i.
Learn how to protect and conserve marine wildlife by viewing responsibly.
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Revised July 26, 2017 by
Web Site Owner: National Ocean Service
Office of National Marine Sanctuaries
National Marine Sanctuary Foundation
National Ocean Service
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