How HWF works to help Humpback Whales
· Supports National Marine Sanctuary for whales
worked to support the state's acceptance of the Hawaiian Islands
Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary in 1997. HWF
representatives continue to work with the
Sanctuary Advisory Council and its
· Teaches people about whales
HWF naturalists provide expert narration and interpretation on whale
watches in the waters off Maui during the winter whale season. HWF
partners with Kai Kanani
Sailing to provide a teaching platform for students and
professional presentations about marine life.
· Conducts naturalist training courses
HWF conducts whale naturalist training classes each season as part
of an education program at University of Hawai'i, Maui College.
About Humpback Whales
North Pacific humpback whales are a conservation success story.
During the last twenty years, the north Pacific humpback whale
grown from approximately 2,000 to more than 21,000 whales.
During the winter breeding season, more than 12,000 humpback whales
visit Hawaiian waters.
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People and humpbacks are increasing their shared use of the same
marine habitats. HWF works to support appropriate management of