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Marine Research, Education and Conservation

Adam Frankel started the new year by giving Zoom lectures on Humpback Whale Biology for the students of Old Mill High School in Maryland. If you are a science teacher and are interested in a remote guest lecture, please Contact Us

Our 2020 Newsletter is now available

HMMC conducted a 2020 field season between January and March and we are currently working on the data. Please wear a mask and stay safe!

February 2020: Chris Gabriele gave a lecture on "Humpback Whales in Glacier Bay National Park: Navigating Oceans of Change" at the Mokupāpapa Discovery Center in Hilo

December 2019: Chris Gabriele and Adam Frankel presented speed talks at the World Marine Mammal Conference in Barcelona

June 2019: Cornell published an article on our collaboration with Katy Payne and Annie Lewandowski

May 2019: HMMC Data presented at Marine Mammal Commission meeting in Kona

September 2018: Chris Gabriele and others discuss the recent changes in humpback whale numbers

March 2018: Our research into the causes of dermal nodules or "bumps" on humpback whales is featured in Science News!

April 19, 2018: Adam Frankel presented research on predicting humpback acoustic exposure to vessel noise at NOAA headquarters.

The paper describing the work can be downloaded here

News and Publications

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Education and Outreach

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    Presentations to Students

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    Local Public Talks

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    Professional Presentations

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    Pu‘ukoholā Sharks

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Mike Hoffhines was part of the University of Hawai‘i Whale Research Project in the 1990's. While he was a Computer Engineer by trade, he remained interested in marine mammals and frequently returned to help HMMC in the field collecting data. He was always a shining light and a talented scientist. Sadly, we lost Mike to cancer in 2013. We all miss him, his humor, and his love for the ocean and its inhabitants

Hawai'i Marine Mammal Consortium
P.O. Box 6107
Kamuela, HI 96743