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Marine Debris Program Participates in 2020 Maui Whale Day

FEBRUARY 17, 2020 — On Saturday, February 8, the NOAA Marine Debris Program participated in Whale Day 2020 at Kalama Park in Kihei, Maui.

People working at an outdoor display.
Several NOAA line offices participated in Whale Day 2020. Image credit: NOAA.

Following a parade, the family-friendly event celebrated humpback whales and brought organizations together to share educational displays and activities around ocean conservation. Several NOAA line offices participated in the event under a “One NOAA” tent that included Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary, NOAA Fisheries Pacific Islands Regional Office, Office of Law Enforcement, and the Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center. Together, the tent engaged families in hands-on activities around marine debris, fins, and humpback whales.

The annual event was presented by Pacific Whale Foundation, Whale Trust, Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary, and The Hawai‘i State Department of Land & Natural Resources Division of Aquatic Resources.

For more information, contact Shanelle Naone (Shanelle.Naone@noaa.gov).

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Last updated Friday, February 21, 2020 4:26pm PST