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Hawaiian Monk Seal With Several Ingested Hooks Returned to Wild

NOAA Fisheries calls on shoreline fishermen to help prevent monk seal hookings.
October 19, 2018 - Feature Story ,
A fisherman demonstrates responsible fishing by keeping his line up until the seal swims away

Six Reasons Why You Should Not Swim with Wild Spinner Dolphins

Would you swim with wild spinner dolphins if you knew that they were trying to sleep?
October 02, 2018 - Feature Story ,
Two spinner dolphins jumping out of the water.

By the Numbers: The Annual Migration of Green Sea Turtles in Hawaiʻi

Can you imagine a 1,200-mile commute? Every year, many green sea turtles (or honu as they are locally known in Hawai‘i) make the 1,200-mile (1,931-kilometer) round-trip migration from foraging habitats in the main Hawaiian Islands to reproduce and nest at...
September 26, 2017 - Feature Story ,
Biologist Jan Willem Staman carefully etches a number onto the shell of a sea turtle at French Frigate Shoals

The Common "Sense" Way to View Majestic Whales

  Going out with whale watching tours that follow responsible guidelines is a great way to see whales in a manner that is safe and respectful for wildlife and humans, while supporting local businesses. The Whale SENSE program provides recognition for...
February 28, 2017 - Feature Story ,
Boats with humpback

Whale Entanglement Response Training – On the Cutting Edge

Training participant practicing a grapple throw that would be used to attach into any entangling gear trailing behind an animal for satellite tag deployment. Conditions have been phenomenal in 2015 and 2016 for people to see whales off the West...
October 21, 2016 - Feature Story ,
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