Very little is known about Whale Sharks in Hawai‘i. The researchers at Hawai‘i Uncharted Research Collective (HURC) started this non-profit organization for this very reason. Anecdotally, whale sharks have been sighted islands-wide in near-coastal and off-shore waters. Not much is known about how many individuals frequent our waters, their distribution, or where they travel when they are not sighted here. In the coming months and years, our researchers hope to answer some of these questions and look forward to sharing our findings with the local and global community.
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