Explore the Blue: 360° Hawaiian Adventure

Come along and explore with green sea turtles (honu) as they take you around Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary. Learn how Hawaii's volcanic islands were formed, swim with whitetip reef sharks, and watch your new turtle friends kick back and relax at the turtle spa.

If you're on a desktop, click and drag to experience in 360 degrees, or pair your phone with your virtual reality headset. For the best viewing experience, watch the video in high-definition: click the gear symbol in the lower right corner, then select any of the HD options that pop up when you click "Quality."

Footage captured under NOAA permit P15420.

Lesson Plan

In this complementary lesson plan, students will explore the ecology of three different species from the Hawaiian Islands, their importance to Native Hawaiian culture, and the conservation measures in place for their protection.

Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary VR lesson plan