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Endangered Species In Hawaii

Cluster of False Killer Whales Tagged for First Time Off Kona Cascadia Research

Cluster of False Killer Whales Tagged for First Time Off Kona

Rare group was photographed and tagged last weekend — the first time they'd been seen in four years.
NOAA Wants Humpback Whales Off Endangered Species List NOAA

NOAA Wants Humpback Whales Off Endangered Species List

After 45 years of federal protection, NOAA says the whale population has recovered nicely.
Feds Keep Protections for Hawaii Green Sea Turtles Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Feds Keep Protections for Hawaii Green Sea Turtles

NOAA denies petition to delist Hawaii honu, proposes increasing protections for turtles elsewhere.
‘If You’re the Bad Guy, Everybody Needs to Know’

‘If You’re the Bad Guy, Everybody Needs to Know’

Hawaii Environmental Council talking invasive species, climate change at annual planning meeting.
Should the U.S. Expand Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument? Enric Sala

Should the U.S. Expand Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument?

Public invited to weigh in on Obama's proposal at town hall meeting tonight.
Respect the Locals: Sea Turtle Selfies Are Uncool — and Illegal Contributed photo

Respect the Locals: Sea Turtle Selfies Are Uncool — and Illegal

State, federal officials remind public that harassing honu is against the law and can result in a fine.

Who Would Kill This Monk Seal?

Who Would Kill This Monk Seal?

Law enforcement struggles to protect the endangered species.
Can Spy Cams Save Hawaiian Monk Seals?

Can Spy Cams Save Hawaiian Monk Seals?

Federal scientists are using crittercams to dispel myths about Hawaiian seals that endanger them.
Hawaii DOT Refusal to Switch Out Lights Means Likely Federal Indictment Nathan Eagle/Honolulu Civil Beat

Hawaii DOT Refusal to Switch Out Lights Means Likely Federal Indictment

Department of Transportation blamed for deaths of endangered birds, turtles and moths.
NOAA Shelves Plan To Move Monk Seals to Main Hawaiian Islands USFWS Pacific/Flickr

NOAA Shelves Plan To Move Monk Seals to Main Hawaiian Islands

Marine officials say they aren't ready to deal with more frequent contact between seals and humans.

Reward Offered for Info on Illegal Sea Turtle Killings

First monk seals, now sea turtles? What gives? Our landblog reports: The Humane Society is offering up to $2,500…
NOAA Program: Kill The Sharks To Save The Baby Monk Seals

NOAA Program: Kill The Sharks To Save The Baby Monk Seals

But the marine oversight agency failed to nab a single galapagos shark this year.
Endangered Species In Hawaii