Hawaii Marine Animal Response (HMAR) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization that counts on generous tax-deductible donations from people like you. You can help Hawaii’s marine protected animals and our ocean ecosystem through one or more of the following ways.

  • Are you able to donate cash?  Please click on the “Donate Today” button below.
  • Can you help by donating needed supplies or equipment from our wishlist?  Please click on the “Donate From Our Wishlist” tab above.
  • Do you have a vehicle that you can donate? Please click on the “Donate a Vehicle” tab above.
  • How about adopting or memorializing one of our well-known Hawaiian monk seals?  Please click on the “Adopt or Memorialize a Monk Seal” tab above.
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Your Donations Help Us…

  • Offset Personnel, Equipment and Supply Costs: Help us offset the costs of staff, insurance, vehicle expenses, supplies, equipment and other costs to maintain our field response, rescue, outreach, hotline and dispatch operations.
  • Deliver Education Programs: Your donations help us produce the materials and purchase the equipment used in our education programs so our children become stewards of our precious marine mammal resources.
  • Get Grants: Your donations create a revenue base that we can use to pursue matching funds grants from government agencies and private foundations.
  • Create Fundraising Campaigns: Your donations help us develop fundraising campaigns and special events that bring awareness to the need for preservation of Hawaii’s marine protected species.
  • Defray Service Costs: You can help us defray the costs of telecommunications services, computer equipment and online systems used to create, manage, store and distribute the critical field data generated by our activity.

The important work that HMAR does can’t be accomplished without significant expense each year for supplies and equipment. Your generous support by purchasing needed supplies or equipment from our Amazon Wishlist will help us save Hawaii’s marine protected animals and our critical ocean ecosystem.  Click below to go to our Amazon Wishlist where you can see products we need.  It’s easy and quick.  Just select and purchase the item(s) you wish to donate, Amazon will ship the items directly to us and you’ll receive a receipt for your tax deductible donation.


Your vehicle donation can directly help Hawaiian monk seals, sea turtles, seabirds and our ocean ecosystem. Our partner CAREasy.org handles everything so all you need to do is call or fill out our quick online form. Won’t you help today? Please click on the button below to start the process and mahalo for your support.


Just $200 Per Year Can Help.

Your donation lets you symbolically adopt or memorialize one of several special Hawaiian monk seals. If you know of a specific seal that you want to adopt or memorialize that isn’t listed below, please let us know HERE and we will do what we can to support your request.

Your adoption or memoriam includes:

  • An HMAR official Hawaiian monk seal adoption or memoriam certificate that you can print and proudly display at your home or office.
  • “Members-only” or early invitations to special HMAR events.
  • Links to digital photos of the Hawaiian monk seal you adopt or memorialize to use as your computer desktop, phone home screen, your email signature or in many other ways.

Adopt one of these well-known seals:

“Benny” – Benny, who’s official ID is RE74 is a male Hawaiian monk seal that was born on Kauai in 2004.  Benny is seen in many places on Oahu such as Ala Moana, Ewa Beach, Turtle Bay, Ko’olina, White Plains, Kaena Point, Rabbit Island, Nanakuli and Maili. He had a hook surgically removed in December 2014 and another in October 2016 and has had several other hooks removed. He was captured and brought to the NOAA facilities from January 23 to January 26, 2015 to avoid an oil spill. Benny is a well-known seal on Oahu and is waiting to be adopted by you.


“Holokai” (Sea Farer) – Holokai, who’s official ID is RG40 is a male Hawaiian monk seal born in the Turtle Bay area of Oahu on June 27, 2015.  He is seen in many places on Oahu including Turtle Bay, Kaena Point, Kahuku and other Oahu north shore locations.  After Holokai was weaned he was seen resting at his birth beach for many months.  As he got older, however, he has become a true “sea farer” and is seen all over the northern area of Oahu.  Holokai is waiting for you to adopt him.



“Honey Girl” – Honey Girl, who’s official ID was R5AY was first seen on Kauai in November 2002 when she was estimated to be 5 years of age. Before her death in 2020, she was often seen on Oahu’s north shore, Turtle Bay, Hau’ula and other windward Oahu locations.  Honey Girl was a large female and was considered by some to be the Hawaiian monk seal matriarch on Oahu due to her giving birth to 12 pups over the years. She pupped in 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018 and 2019. Several of her pups have not survived. She had fish hooks removed in 2003, 2012 and 2016. Honey girl was a real survivor and the community mourned her death. You can memorialize Honey Girl now.


Here’s how to adopt or memorialize one of these seals:

  1. Click on the blue DONATE NOW button in the upper right corner of this page.
  2. When the donation window opens, enter $200.00 (or more if you wish)
  3. Below the donation amount, there is a box to enter a comment, in the box type in “Adopt Benny” (or Holokai) or “Memorialize Honey Girl.”
  4. Select donation using your PayPal account or your credit card.
  5. Enter the requested information and submit your donation.
  6. You’ll be emailed your adoption or memoriam certificate and a link to digital photos of your special Hawaiian monk seal.
  7. THANKS for your support.