: 2017 Volunteer & Staff Activity

2017 Activity Update

Hawaii Marine Animal Response (HMAR) is busy every day.  Thousands of times each year our field response, escalations, interventions, standing support and outreach activities help us move towards our vision of a Hawaiian ocean ecosystem shared in harmony by humans and protected marine species.

Examples of our work during 2017 include:

  • Recording nearly 2,900 sightings of protected marine species.
  • Team members engaged in shoreline responses, surveys, interventions, escalated support, outreach and education over 4,000 times (nearly 11 times per day)
  • Hawaiian monk seal and sea turtle related escalated actions, interventions and emergency responses:  Over 70 times
  • Volunteer and staff hours worked:  over 16,700 (>46 hours per day)
  • Team member engagements with members of the public:  over 65,000

2018 has been a very active year as well.  We’ll update these activity numbers at the beginning of the new year.

Help us continue this important work.  Join our volunteer team or donate to our cause.  Click on http://h-mar.org/get-involved/ to learn more.  

We thank you for your support.