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Marine Research, Education and Conservation


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



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
info@hmmc.org