Fishing line left in the ocean entrapped an adult humpback whale this week, leaving the animal in distress. The entangled humpback was freed by a team of trained responders off Makena Beach on Jan. 12. The team found more than 285 feet of 3/8” braided line trailing from its mouth. The whale was first reported Jan. 11 at 11:40am by the captain of the fishing vessel Layla. … [Read more...] about Trained responders free entangled humpback whale near Maui’s Makena Beach
On Christmas day, a team of trained responders that included people from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary freed an adult humpback whale off Lahaina that had become entangled in about 400 feet of heavy gauge line. Here's how Toni Parras, the NOAA Hawaii Communications Manager, … [Read more...] about Trained responders free entangled humpback whale off Lahaina
1. On Dec. 18, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced that Humpback Whale Season in Hawaii has officially begun. According to the agency’s news release, about how many of the whales migrate from Alaskan to Hawaiian waters every year? A. 5,000 B. 9,000 C. 12,000 D. 17,000 E. 22,000 2. On Dec. 16, County of Maui officials announced that a “blue … [Read more...] about Quizunderstood: What do you know about the start of Maui’s whale season this year?
1. U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D–2nd District, and two other members of Congress ran into trouble during their overseas fact-finding trip in late September, according to a Sept. 27 Honolulu Civil Beat article. Which nation banned Gabbard and her two colleagues from entering it? A. Russia B. Ukraine C. Armenia D. Azerbaijan E. Iran 2. On Sept. 29, U.S. Senator Mazie Hirono, … [Read more...] about Quizunderstood: Which country recently banned Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard from entering?
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will award $1,380,554 to the Joint Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research (JIMAR) at the University of Hawaii at Manoa to support ongoing research on key marine species in the Pacific Ocean, including the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument. The new funding for ocean research was announced on July 27 by … [Read more...] about NOAA gives University of Hawaii researchers $1.3 million for ocean research