Submit your photos to the Hawai`i project

Photographs taken by whale watching or sports fishing charter operators, passengers on sightseeing or sportsfishing trips, and private individuals out boating have all contributed to helping understand the residency and movements of Hawaiian whales and dolphins. Contributions by Chris Bane, formerly of HoloHolo Charters off Kaua’i, Tori Cullins of the Wild Dolphin Foundation and Chuck Babbitt off O’ahu, and the Hawai’i Marine Mammal Consortium, among others, have played an important role in understanding inter-island movements of several species.

If you have photographs of the dorsal fins of Hawaiian odontocetes (other than spinner dolphins) from any of the Hawaiian islands, and are willing to share these photographs for comparisons of inter-island movements, please contact me by e-mail at rwbaird (at)