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Explore Hawaii's first and only 

Whale Shark catalog:

 includes individual photos, names, and general information on sightings exclusively throughout the islands.

REPORT

A

WHALE

SHARK

SIGHTING

PLEASE CALL:
808-465-4872 (HURC)

Hawai‘i Uncharted Research Collective's staff and team of volunteer ambassadors are responding to active sightings to collect more in-depth data on individual animals and environmental parameters. Receiving active reports will also assist us with our satellite tagging project in the coming year.

 

This hotline can be used to report entangled whale sharks in the Hawaiian Islands. 

PLEASE CALL:
808-465-4872 (HURC)

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Hawai‘i Uncharted Research Collective is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that began in Kona in 2017. After years working on the water, the founding research team noticed that whale shark sightings (considered extremely rare) may be occurring more often than previously thought. With tourism increasing in the once sleepy town of Kona, more people are bringing cameras on the water, allowing the studying of this elusive species to become a reality.

We strive to bring the community together. We pair citizen science and education with scientific research and technology to learn more about this relatively unknown species in Hawaiian waters. Through these research efforts we aim to increase awareness and knowledge about whale sharks and inform strong conservation-minded initiatives for their future preservation.

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HURC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit research organization. Would you like to help contribute to our research?

Be sure to visit the links below to join us in learning about and protecting this amazing species in Hawaiian waters.

 

CONTACT US

If you would like to request information, ask a question, or report a sighting, please fill out the form below. A member of our staff will be in touch!

P.O. Box 3164 

Kailua-Kona, HI 96745

hawaiiuncharted@gmail.com

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