No one knows exactly when humpback whales first began wintering in the warm, shallow waters around the Hawaiian Islands. Explore Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary here.
The Honolulu Engineer District Pacific Regional Visitor Center (PRVC) is located atop historic Battery Randolph at Fort DeRussy, Waikiki, Hawaii.
The Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Coral Reef Ecosystem Reserve provides vital habitat for a variety of migratory species, including several species of marine mammals.
Puuhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park preserves the site where, up until the early 19th century, Hawaiians who broke a kapu or one of the ancient laws against the gods could avoid certain death by fleeing to this place of refuge or "pu`uhonua".