The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary would like to acknowledge the assistance of Karen Fox of Clancy Environmental Consultants, Inc., who was instrumental in developing the template for this document and providing the initial material under contract to NOAA. We appreciate the efforts of subject area experts who provided responses to questions that guided drafting of the "State of Sanctuary Resources" section of the report: Eric Brown (National Park Service), Suzanne Finney (Maritime Archaeology and History of the Hawaiian Islands Foundation), Kelly Gleason (Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument), Rebecca Hommon (Regional Counsel Navy Region Hawai'i), Cindy Hunter (University of Hawai'i), Jeff Rosen (Clancy Environmental Consultants, Inc.), Hans Van Tilburg (Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, Pacific Islands Region), Jeff Walters (formerly with Hawai'i Department of Land and Natural Resources and served as the sanctuary co-manager), Wendy Wiltse (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency), and Paul Wong (Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary; HIHWNMS).
The report benefited significantly from the following individuals, who either provided a preliminary review of the report or provided comments and data: Malia Chow (HIHWNMS), Suzanne Finney (Maritime Archaeology and History of the Hawaiian Islands Foundation), Megan Forbes (NOAA Marine Debris Program), Alan Friedlander (Hawai'i Cooperative Fishery Research Unit, University of Hawai'i), June Harrigan-Lum (retired), Rebecca Hommon (U.S. Navy), Joey Lecky (HIHWNMS), Ed Lyman (HIHWNMS), Jonathan Martinez (Office of National Marine Sanctuaries Pacific Islands Region), Patty Miller (HIHWNMS), David Nichols (state co-manager, Hawai'i Department of Land and Natural Resources), Terry O'Halloran (Change Strategies and Innovation), David Penn (Hawai'i Department of Health), Charlotte Schou (NOAA Office of Education, Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship Program, HIHWNMS), Hans Van Tilburg (Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, Pacific Islands Region), Jeff Walters (NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service), and Paul Wong (HIHWNMS).
Our sincere thanks are also extended to the reviewers of this document: Dr. Robin W. Baird (Cascadia Research Collective), Dr. Cynthia Hunter (University of Hawai'i), Dr. Marc O. Lammers (Hawai'i Institute of Marine Biology) and Dr. Adam A. Pack (University of Hawai'i at Hilo and The Dolphin Institute).
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