Here are things we’ll like to know: We thank you in advance for taking the time to contact us about Hawaii’s protected marine animals. We welcome any and all information. Your report would be most useful to us if you could include the following information:

  • Date and time of sighting
  • Descriptive location of sighting including island, beach name if applicable, and GPS coordinates if available
  • Estimated size of animal (length)
  • Identifying characteristics (tags, man-made markings on animal, significant scars or other markings)
  • Animal’s behavior, including interactions with people and other animals
  • Details of any observed injuries, entanglements or other concerns.
  • Please take photos of the animal and its surroundings so we may be better prepared for any needed field response.

Monk Seal

To report a monk seal sighting, a monk seal on the beach or a monk seal of concern please call our hotline at 1-888-256-9840

Sea Turtle

To report a hooked, entangled, injured or deceased sea turtles, please call our hotline at: 1-888-256-9840


To report an injured, stranded or entangled dolphin or whale, please call our hotline at: 1-888-256-9840


To report an injured, stranded or entangled seabird, please call our hotline at: 1-808-687-7900