A Sanctuary for Humpback Whales

A Sanctuary for Humpback Whales (HM1D71)

Location: Kailua Kona, HI 96740 Hawaii County
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Country: United States of America
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N 19° 40.716', W 156° 1.302'

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Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary

— Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park —

The sanctuary lies within the shallow, warm waters surrounding the main Hawaiian Islands and is one of the world's most important humpback whale habitats.Most of the North Pacific humpback whale population migrates nearly 3,000 miles to Hawaiian waters each winter to mate, calve, and nurse. During the spring and summer, they return to feed in cool, nutrient-rich waters near Alaska and other northern areas.

(Inscription below the photo in the left side)
The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary protects humpback whales and their habitat in Hawaii through education, outreach, research and cultural activities. Humpback whales (kohola) can be seen in Hawaiian waters from December to May. Mothers and calves can often be seen resting near shore. The acrobatic displays of humpbacks are visible from miles away.

Other Marine Life
Hawaiian Monk Seals "Ilio holo i ka uaua"

Hawaiian monk seals are the most endangered seal species in the U.S. with less than 1,300 remaining. They often haul out on sandy beaches.

Turtles "honu"
Five species of sea turtles are found in Hawaiian waters. The green sea turtle is the most commonly seen.

Spinner Dolphins "nai'a"
Hawaiian spinner dolphins are found close to shore during the day, where they rest and care for their young. They feed at night in the open ocean.
HM NumberHM1D71
Placed ByNational Park Service-United States Department of the Interior
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Date Added Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 5:58am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)4Q E 812282 N 2178650
Decimal Degrees19.67860000, -156.02170000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 19° 40.716', W 156° 1.302'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds19° 40' 42.96" N, 156° 1' 18.12" W
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Area Code(s)808
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 565-599 Kings Trail access path, Kailua Kona HI 96740, US
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