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A marine sanctuary in Hawai’i?

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration suggests establishing a Marine Sanctuary in Hawai’i. The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary was officially established in 1992. From this came a set of guidelines in 1995 about interacting with Humpback Whales in the sanctuary.  The sanctuary also has guidelines for spinner dolphins and other marine mammals within its boundaries.  It is considering expanding to protect other resources including the spinner dolphin according to its management plan review in 2007.

Resource:

Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary and the Division of Aquatic Resources. 2007. Assessment of Additional Marine Resources for Possible Inclusion in the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary. Last accessed 5 Dec 2010. http://hawaiihumpbackwhale.noaa.gov/management/pdfs/2007assessmentreport.pdf

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