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Helping Humpback Whales

June 19, 2010

An adult humpback whale breaching off of the Hawaiian Islands. (Photo Courtesy NOAA)

In the shallow warm waters surrounding the main Hawaiian Islands, the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National marine Sanctuary constitutes one of the world`s most important humpback whale habitats. Through education, research, and resource protection, the sanctuary strives to protect humpback whales and their habitat in Hawai`i. Marine debris, especially rope, presents a threat to whales.

During the June 22 “After Dark in the Park” program at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Justin Viezbicke, the Hawai`i Island Programs Coordinator for the Sanctuary, will discuss the 2010 whale disentanglement season and share unique videos and photographs of Sanctuary staff helping free these whales in distress. This event will take place in the Kilauea Visitor Center Auditorium from 7:00-8:30pm on June 22.

This Event is FREE – Donations are Welcome – Park Entrance Fees Apply
Contact:
Division of Interpretation
808-985-6011
Click here to email us for more information.
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