The sanctuary is administered by a partnership of NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries and the State of Hawai'i through the Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR). The sanctuary works to protect humpback whales through research, education, conservation and stewardship. Join us on Facebook .
NOAA’s mission is to understand and predict changes in the Earth's environment, from the depths of the ocean to the surface of the sun, and to conserve and manage our coastal and marine resources.
Through community programs and education, volunteers help the public understand what the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary is doing to help. Get involved with the story of humpback whales. Apply to become a sanctuary volunteer today!
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