Due to the evacuations from low level areas required as a result of the Tsunami Warning yesterday, NOAA and Turtle Bay Resort were forced to cancel the planned whale count.
We are please to announce that last week’s counting program has been rescheduled for this next Saturday, March 6th, from 8 am to 12 noon.
The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary, which lies within the shallow warm waters surrounding the main Hawaiian Islands and constitutes one of the world’s most important humpback whale habitats. The National Oceanic Atmospheric Association and the Sanctuary, through education, research, and resource protection activities, strive to protect humpback whales and their habitat in Hawaii.
The Sanctuary Ocean Count project offers the community a chance to monitor humpback whales from the shores of O`ahu. The count is held the last Saturday of January, February, and March (during peak whale season) of each year from 8:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.