Help Protect Hawai‘i’s Marine Animals
The Big Island’s shores are alive with wildlife. Some of these animals, like humpback whales, Hawaiian monk seals and sea turtles, are considered endangered species and are protected by federal laws. Dolphins and other whales, though not endangered, are protected by the Marine Mammal Protection Act.
Hawai‘i’s marine mammals are fascinating and easily observed creatures, which is one reason nature-based tourism is a popular segment of the visitor market. Scores of tour boat