New NOAA Research Vessel is Hawai‘i Bound

Design of the vessel is currently underway, and NOAA expects to award a contract for the construction of the ship by the end of the year.
February 11, 2020

Humpback Mother/Calf Pairs in ‘Abundance’ Near Sanctuary

Humpback whales are protected in Hawai‘i. Federal regulations prohibit approaching within 100 yards of whales when on the water and 1,000 feet when operating an aircraft.
February 03, 2020

Hundreds of Humback Whales Counted Along Hawaiian Island Shores

Sanctuary Ocean Count and Great Whale Count volunteers gathered to observe humpback whales from Kaua‘i, O‘ahu, Hawai‘i, and Maui.
January 26, 2020

Thousands of Pounds of Debris Removed from Ka‘ū Coastline

According to the HWF Facebook page, last year alone, HWF and volunteers removed over 55,000 pounds from remote and rocky shorelines on Hawai‘i Island (plus over 26,000 pounds from Maui).
January 21, 2020

Larval Fish Ingesting Plastic via Surface Slicks

After dissecting hundreds of larval fish, the researchers discovered that many fish species ingested plastic particles.
November 14, 2019

UH Hilo Oysters Will Clean Water at Sand Island

Water clarity and quality at Sand Island, Honolulu will be improved using a natural resource — oysters. 
November 12, 2019

DLNR Encourages Companies, Locals to Take Coral Pledge

This year's coral bleaching event has prompted state agencies to create a pledge to protect the delicate ocean ecosystem.
November 07, 2019

Humpback Whale Advisory Council Hilo Meeting

The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary will hold an advisory council meeting at the Mokupāpapa Discovery Center next month.
November 03, 2019

State Launches ‘Coral Pledge’ to Save Reefs

The pledge includes a simple set of recommendations to help reduce human impacts to Hawai‘i reefs year-round.
November 02, 2019

Openings on Advisory Council for Humpback Whale Sanctuary

Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary is looking for 10 primary and nine alternate seats for the council.
October 18, 2019

 
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