Aloha kakou:
For those of you who have been waiting to register for the 2018 Sanctuary Ocean Count on the islands of Kauai, Oahu, and Kauai, I am happy to announce that the online volunteer registration website is NOW LIVE!  Feel free to distribute this email to your networks.

The ocean count dates are the last Saturdays of January (01/27), February (02/24) and March (03/31).  Pre-registration for the count is required.  If you need help choosing the best site for your needs, please contact me by email or leave a message at 808-246-2860.

The KAUAI ocean count volunteer trainings (required for new volunteers and optional for returnees) are scheduled for the Saturdays prior the count days on 01/20, 02/17, and 03/24 in Lihue.  Details on time and place will be provided in your confirmation notice after registering.  Returnees are always welcome to come for a refresher and the latest info on humpback whales.  No pre-registration for the training is required, just show up.

One ocean count site that can accommodate untrained volunteers is Poipu Beach Park.

The website to register online is:
http://sanctuaryoceancount.org/register

Please email me if you encounter any difficulty with the website and your ability to register.  We needed to rebuild the registration webpage anew, so we have encountered a couple of early glitches today.

We look forward to your participation in the sanctuary ocean count!

Happy whale watching,

Jean Souza, Program Specialist
T: (808) 246-2860  |  E: Jean.Souza@noaa.gov   |  F: (808) 246-2862
Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary
Kauai Office
4370 Kukui Grove Street, Suite 206  | Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii 96766
http://HawaiiHumpbackWhale.noaa.gov