MARINE ANIMAL SIGHTING

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Marine Animals

Thank you for reporting sightings of Hawaii's protected marine animals. The information you provide on seals, turtles, dolphins and whales will help in the research, conservation and recovery of Hawaii's unique and protected marine species.  Mahalo for your assistance.
IMPORTANT
Attention Sign
These are protected species.  Please keep your distance. Intentional disturbance of these protected animals is a violation of Federal and State laws. Please do not touch or cause an interaction with these animals. Keep pets on leash near marine animals to prevent contact and disease transmission between animals.
  • Seals - please stay 50 feet away
  • Turtles - please stay 10 feet away
  • Dolphins - please stay 150 feet (50 yards) away
  • Whales - please stay 300 feet (100 yards) away








Maui / Lanai Seals
For sightings of seals on Maui or Lanai, please do not complete this report and call:  1-888-256-9840



IMPORTANT
Dolphin
Stop Sign (S)
It is NOT normal for dolphins to be on the beach or to be swimming very close to shore.  If you have seen a dolphin on the beach or swimming very close to shore, please call our 24-hour hotline immediately:

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Whale
Stop Sign (S)
It is NOT normal for whales to be on the beach or to be swimming very close to shore.  If you have seen a whale on the beach or swimming very close to shore, please call our 24-hour hotline immediately:

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IMPORTANT
Sea Turtles on Beach
Attention Sign
Please stay at least 10 feet from turtles and keep pets on leash. It is NOT UNUSUAL for turtles to rest, sleep and breathe very slowly on the beach. This is a protected species.  Intentional disturbance is a violation of Federal and State laws.  Please do not touch or cause an interaction with a turtle. Do not pour water on nor attempt to feed or move a turtle.

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IMPORTANT
Sea Turtle
Caution Sign
Please stay at least 10 feet from turtles.  If a turtle approaches you, please move away. This is a protected species. Intentional disturbance is a violation of Federal and State laws. Do not touch or cause an interaction with a turtle.

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IMPORTANT
Hawaiian monk seal
Caution Sign
Please stay at least 50 feet from seals and keep pets on leash to prevent contact and spread of disease between animals. It is normal for seals to rest, sleep and breathe very slowly on shore. This is a protected species. Intentional disturbance is a violation of Federal and State laws. Do not touch or cause an interaction with a seal.

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IMPORTANT
Monk Seal In Water
Caution Sign
Please stay at least 50 feet from seals. If a seal approaches you, move away. This is a protected species. Intentional disturbance is a violation of Federal and State laws. Do not touch or cause an interaction with a seal.

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IMPORTANT
Stop Sign (S)
Because of this animal's condition, please call our 24-hour hotline immediately:
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IMPORTANT
Stop Sign (S)
Because of this animal's condition, please call our 24-hour hotline immediately:

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IMPORTANT
Attention Sign
Please follow the guidance below when taking pictures of these protected marine species.  Keep your distance and keep pets on leash.
  • Seals - please stay 50 feet away
  • Turtles - please stay 10 feet away
  • Dolphins - please stay 150 feet (50 yards) away
  • Whales - please stay 300 feet (100 yards) away




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