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NORTHWESTERN HAWAIIAN ISLANDS CORAL REEF ECOSYSTEM RESERVE ADVISORY COUNCIL MEETING TO BE HELD JUNE 8, 2016 IN HONOLULU

The Reserve Advisory Council for NOAA’s Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Coral Reef Ecosystem Reserve (now part of Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument) will meet onWednesday, June 8, 2016. The Reserve Advisory Council will discuss the proposal previously made by several individuals to expand Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument. The meeting will be held on O‘ahu and is open [...]

By | 2016-11-10T05:40:33+00:00 May 29th, 2016|0 Comments

Humpback Whale Population 101

By Ruby Pap The Sanctums research vessel waits for a whale to surface. Courtesy E. Lyman – HIHWNMS/ NOAA Permit # 14682 Who says Hawai‘i doesn’t have seasons? Starting around the holidays, our eyes linger on the horizon, waiting for that first humpback whale sighting. When it happens, we shout for joy (well [...]

By | 2016-11-10T05:40:44+00:00 February 26th, 2016|0 Comments

Hawai‘i Wisdom — February 2016

A humpback whale tail. Photo courtesy of Kalasara Setaysha O luna, o lalo; o uka, o kai; o ka palaoa pae, no kea li‘i ia. “Above, below; the upland, the lowland; the whale that washes ashore — all belong to the chief.” The chief owned everything in the land he ruled. Ivory obtained [...]

By | 2016-11-10T05:40:44+00:00 February 24th, 2016|0 Comments

A Whale of a Comeback Tale

By Jan TenBruggencate Photo courtesy E. Lyman – HIHWNMS/ NOAA Permit # 14682 A couple of years ago, a whale popped up in front of me as I was paddling a one-man canoe alone under the cliffs between Maha‘ulepu and Nawiliwili. There wasn’t another human in sight, nor a boat. I was paddling [...]

By | 2016-11-10T05:40:44+00:00 February 21st, 2016|0 Comments

The Majestic Koholā

By Léo Azambuja Courtesy HIHWNMS/ NOAA Permit # 774-1714 Every year, from September through April, more than 10,000 humpback whales in the North Pacific swim nearly 3,000 miles to warm Hawaiian waters. The whales spend several weeks in Hawai‘i, mating, giving birth and nursing. It’s one of the greatest shows on Earth, with [...]

By | 2016-11-10T05:40:46+00:00 February 1st, 2016|0 Comments

NOAA Withdrawals Humpback Whale Sanctuary Expansion Proposal

Photo courtesy of Kalasara Setaysha/Koholā Leo The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency announced Tuesday it is withdrawing a proposal to expand the boundaries of the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary and include additional species. "After listening to input from the community and the state, NOAA is withdrawing the proposal to expand [...]

By | 2016-11-10T05:40:46+00:00 January 27th, 2016|0 Comments