Sunday, January 16, 2011

New Superintendent of Whale Sanctuary will be Headquartered in Hawaii Kai

Malia Chow has been named the new superintendent of the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary.  Chow was raised on Oahu and received her bachelor's of science degree from the University of Washington and her doctorate in cellular biology from the University of Pennsylvania. She will be located in the sanctuary's Oahu office in Hawaii Kai.

Encompassing 1,370 square miles of federal and state waters, the sanctuary was created by Congress in 1992 to protect humpback whales and their habitat in Hawaii. It is administered by the NOAA in partnership with the state Department of Land and Natural Resources.  With the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency for the last decade, Chow was the sanctuary's Management Plan Review coordinator.

We welcome Ms. Chow to our community.

Barbara Abe, Realtor