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KAUAI WHALE WATCH 2004-2005

Schedule of Lectures and Training Sessions

SOURCE: JUDY DALTON

dalton@aloha.net 23 November 2004 - 79:00pm



a humpback whale makes a spectacular breach off the Kona coast

Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale
National Marine Sanctuary

Schedule Of Sanctuary-Sponsored Activities on Kauai
 
You are invited to participate in any of the following activities.  For those activities requiring pre-registration, please call the Kauai Sanctuary Office at 246-2860.  All activities are free of charge.  We look forward to seeing you soon.
 
TRAINING: 
2-DAY HUMPBACK WHALE &
MARINE MAMMAL WORKSHOP

November 30, 2004 (Tuesday) &
December 1, 2004 (Wednesday)
9:00 am-3:00 pm at the Radisson Kauai Beach Resort

10-hour general training on humpback whales and Hawaii's other marine mammals for educators, sanctuary volunteers and other docents, naturalists, tour boat crew, visitor industry.  Conducted by master naturalist Steve Zeff who travels worldwide interpreting the marine environment.  Topics include biology, physiology, behavior, and interpretive techniques.  Pre-registration is required; space is limited.  Co-sponsored by the Radisson Kauai Beach Resort.
 
LECTURE: 
"HAWAII'S HUMPBACK WHALES
THEIR PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE"

December 10, 2004 (Friday)
6:30-8:00 pm at the Lihue Public Library Meeting Room

A 90-minute public lecture and multi-media presentation by marine mammal researcher Mark Deakos.  Lecture will touch on our current understanding of the biology and behavior of humpback whales, and the methods used to learn about and protect them.
 
TRAINING: 
"HAWAII'S MARINE MAMMALS
DO YOU KNOW WHAT YOU ARE WATCHING?"

December 11, 2004 (Saturday)
10:00 am-2:45 pm at the Radisson Kauai Beach Resort

4-hour advanced training lecture explores the world of marine mammals, focusing on species frequenting Hawaii's waters.  A multi-media display of slides, video and sound will teach you about marine mammal behavior and how to identify species in the field.  Learn about the methods used to understand these cryptic and complex animals, and how this information is being used to assist in their continued protection and conservation.  Conducted by marine mammal researcher Mark Deakos for educators, volunteers, naturalists, tour boat crew, visitor industry.  Pre-registration required; general knowledge about humpback whales is required.  Space is limited.  Co-sponsoredby the Radisson Kauai Beach Resort. 
 
TRAINING:
FOR SANCTUARY OCEAN COUNT VOLUNTEERS

January 15, 2005 (Saturday)
10:00 am-12:30 pm at the Radisson Kauai Beach Resort

2.5 hour mandatory training for all volunteers who will participate in the Ocean Counts (census and whale behavior project) at 15 Kauai locations on Jan. 29, Feb. 26 and March 26.  Conducted by Jean Souza.  Pre-registration is required.  Co-sponsored by the Radisson Kauai Beach Resort.
 
SANCTUARY OCEAN COUNTS
January 29, 2005 (Saturday)
February 26, 2005 (Saturday)
March 26, 2005 (Saturday)
7:30 am to 12:15 pm

A shore-based monitoring project for humpback whales and other marine mammals, involving special methods of counting and recording surface behaviors.  Conducted at 15 sites around Kauai.  Pre-registration is required.  Training is required.
 
BROWN BAG WITH WHALES
Every Friday in February 2005
11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Ahukini State Recreation Pier Parking Lot (Lihue)

A casual shore-based whale watch.  Trained volunteers will be available to share information about humpback whales with the community.  View scopes and binoculars will be available for use.  Bring your lunch and spot whales.  Co-sponsored by the Division of State Parks.
 
There are more activities (lectures, ocean fair) are being planned.  We will keep you posted.
 
 
Jean Souza
Kauai Programs Coordinator
Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary
Kukui Grove Executive Center
4370 Kukui Grove Street, Suite 206
Lihue, Hawaii   96766
Phone 808-246-2860
Fax 808-246-2862
Jean.Souza@noaa.gov

 



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