Help Pro­tect Hawai‘i’s Marine An­i­mals

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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

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