In the shallow warm waters surrounding the main Hawaiian Islands, the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary constitutes one of the world's most important humpback whale habitats. Through education, research, and resource protection, the sanctuary strives to protect humpback whales and their habitat in Hawai`i. Marine debris, especially rope, presents a threat to whales. Justin Viezbicke, the Hawai`i Island Programs Coordinator for the sanctuary discusses 2010's whale disentanglement season and shares unique videos and photographs of Sanctuary staff helping free these whales in distress.
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