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Symposium features new whale research, conservation work

The Maui News

Cutting-edge humpback whale science and conservation work will be the focus of a virtual symposium hosted by the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary.

The event is open to the public and will take place from 9 to 11 a.m. Nov. 4 and 5.

Speakers will include:

• John Armor, director of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries.

• Allen Tom, superintendent of the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary.

• Jeannine Rossa, acting sanctuary co-manager, state Department of Land and Natural Resources’ Division of Aquatic Resources.

• Kris Sarri, president and CEO, National Marine Sanctuary Foundation.

• Kolomona (Sol) Kaho’ohalahala, Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council.

Topics will also include the use of aerial photogrammetry to study humpback whale body conditions, humpback whale distribution off the Kohala coast, research activities within the sanctuary and female humpback whale reproduction and behavior in Hawaii, among other subjects.

To view the full agenda or register for both days, visit register.gotowebinar.com/register/3737916640499178768.

After registering, participants will receive an email containing information about joining the webinar.

The webinar ID is 528-109-139.

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