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Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary

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Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary is a Federal agency, designated to protect the humpback whales through research, conservation, and education. We have a visitor center in Kihei and a vessel that is used for research and for disentangling the whales.

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The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary was created by Congress in 1992 to protect humpback whales and their habitat in Hawaii. The sanctuary, which lies within the shallow (less than 600 feet), warm waters surrounding the main Hawaiian Islands, constitutes one of the world's most important humpback whale habitats. Through education, outreach, research and resource protection activities, the sanctuary strives to protect humpback whales and their habitat in Hawaii.