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The
Hawaii Association for Marine Education and Research, Inc.
also known as HAMER, is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to understanding and protecting Hawaii’s marine resources.

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What's New

March 11, a huge victory for Manta Rays,
now protected from international trade!

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With over 750 miles of coastline, and nearly seven-million tourists visiting it's beaches and oceans each year, Hawaii and it's people depend on the continued health and protection of their marine environment.
Our world is a special place where millions of species coexist. Each species is an integral part of our planets fabric. Hawaii possesses more endangered species per square mile than any other place in the world. What we do will determine their fate, and ultimately our own.

This is our home, and the home of our children and grand-children. We can undo the damage we have caused and preserve our precious resources for generations to come.
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Malama Kai - take care of the ocean

Aloha 'aina - love the land

What We Do

HAMER offers the scientific expertise to conduct field research on Hawaii's marine wildlife. This research and understanding is the primary means for the proper management and protection of these species.
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HAMER also offers training and education lectures about marine mammals, field research techniques, conservation, and current research findings. Education is the secondary means by which we can properly manage our marine environment by changing public awareness, attitudes, and ultimately behavior.

Follow the links to find out more about Hawaii’s marine wildlife and how researchers are learning more about them...

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See our **Action Alerts **