Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale in United States of America

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Reported Area

3554.97 km²

Data Provider

US Geological Survey, Gap Analysis Program (GAP), National Operations Office, Boise State University


Original Name Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale

English Designation National Marine Sanctuary

IUCN Management Category IV

Status Designated

Type of Designation National

Status Year 1992

Sublocation US-HI

Governance Type Collaborative governance

Management Authority National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Management Plan Site-Specific Management Plan

International Criteria Not Applicable