The Hawai‘i Marine Mammal Consortium (HMMC) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization based on the Big Island of Hawai'i. We conduct scientific research on Hawai‘i’s marine mammals and seek to provide high quality information to the local community as well as State and Federal marine resource agencies.

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HMMC’s new humpback “Whale Tale” note card tells the stories of nine distinct individuals that are recognized by their unique tail fluke markings.

Support HMMC by purchasing a box of 6 Whale Tale notecards for $20 

We are in the midst of our 2018 field season with shore station scans (seeing multiple humpback pods from shore including one with a breaching calf) and our shark work -2 sharks seen and photographed.

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HMMC sadly acknowledges the passing of one of our best friends, Mike Hoffhines. Mike began humpback whale work in 1989 as part of the University of Hawai'i Humpback Whale Research Project. All of the current HMMC members also came from that program. Mike continued to participate in humpback research as a research assistant with HMMC for many years. We have started collecting images of Mike in Hawai'i. Please take a minute to look.