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Volunteers Down for the Count

March 30, 2013
Volunteers scan the ocean for Humpback Whales this morning as part of the NOAA Sanctuary Ocean Count. (National Park Service)

Volunteers scan the ocean for Humpback Whales this morning as part of the NOAA Sanctuary Ocean Count. (National Park Service)

Over a dozen volunteers and visitors gathered once again at Pu’ukohola Heiau National Historic Site this morning for the third and final Sanctuary Ocean Count  for 2013.  The park is one of more than sixty such sites scattered throughout the Hawaiian Islands where volunteers help monitor humpback whales. This community program is conducted by the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary (NOAA). This is the final volunteer event for this year’s count.

Not in Hawaii? You can listen to the same humpback whales that we get to see sing live!

We hope to see you…and the humpback whales at the 2014 Sanctuary Ocean Count!

A humpback whale breaches off the Kohala Coast this morning. (National Park Service)

A humpback whale breaches off the Kohala Coast this morning. (National Park Service)

These are "Volunteers that Count"! (National Park Service)

These are “Volunteers that Count”! (National Park Service)

A stand-up paddle boarder passes by a humpback whale that is "logging" at the surface. (National Park Service)

A stand-up paddle boarder passes by a humpback whale that is “logging” at the surface. (National Park Service)

 

 

 

Click here to see February’s event photos and videos.

Click here to see January’s event photos and videos.

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