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2011 Sanctuary Ocean Count (Jan. 29)


* Saturday, Jan. 29, Feb. 26, & March 26 – 8 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Volunteers count the number of humpback whales that can be seen around the islands over a four-hour period and record their behavior.

This year, the Sanctuary Ocean Count will be conducted at more than 60 shore sites around the islands of Hawaii, Kauai, and Oahu. Counts will be conducted the last Saturday of January, February, and March.

Online volunteer registration is available for the islands of Hawaii and Oahu via

This year’s T-shirt features the artwork of Doi & D’Angelo Artworks. Back by popular demand all shirts are printed on soft organic cotton, available in pacific blue, sky blue, and black. All proceeds benefit the Sanctuary Ocean Count project. Order online at or by calling 1-888-55-WHALE x 253.

The National Marine Sanctuary Foundation supports the education & outreach efforts of the sanctuary.

— Find out more:
Hawaii 1-888-55-WHALE ext. 253
Oahu 397-2651 ext. 253
Kauai 246-2860

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