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September Update

Hi Team! Back again, this is a small update for the month of September.

Next update: Eyeing the end of October.

(c) Kiley Thueson


  1. As of today, we have a total of 262 known individuals! We will be at 300 before we know it!

  2. The website has gone through a few changes. New pages, rearranged, edited for performance, new banners. Check it out. FAQs and a page on disentanglement that you can refer people to.

  3. As I mentioned last week, we have a new opportunity for fundraising. Interested individuals can now "sponsor" a whale shark. This will include a yearly $100 donation. With such we will provide background information on the chosen shark, first-to-know resights, a sponsorship certificate, and a quarterly HURC newsletter. With the newsletter we will be introducing members of our team. Who would like to go first? I'm working on the October 2019 newsletter currently. Next newsletter will be in January.

  4. We are still plugging along on the genetics project. We are eyeing more projects this winter in partnership with some Hawai'i schools. Grants are pending.

  5. We are currently working on the our first publication, we will keep you updated on that.

  6. I (Maria) will be back in November for whale shark work/fundraising. If you all are on Big Island, let me know and we can meet up, chat about whale sharks, and brain storm.

  7. We are still focusing on 1 big fundraiser for the end of year. If you have ideas, let me (Maria) know.

Disentanglement infographic

Refer to Update #3


October 17th, 2019 - Mokupāpapa Discovery Center

November 19, 2019 - UH-Hilo American Cetacean Society Student Coalition

December 10th, 2019 - GEMS: Girls Exploring Math and Science

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