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Posted on: Friday, May 28, 2010

Hawaii whale sanctuary superintendent gets new job


Associated Press

HONOLULU The superintendent of the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary is getting a new job with the federal sanctuaries program.

Naomi McIntosh has been the humpback whale sanctuary superintendent since 2003.

She's soon to assume a newly created position as the Office of National Marine Sanctuaries' regional education and outreach coordinator for the Pacific.

McIntosh is expected to lead the construction and development of several new projects in Hawaii and American Samoa in her new post.

She'll also be coordinating educational programs and planning for the new marine monument at Rose Atoll in American Samoa.

The marine sanctuaries regional director, Allen Tom, will be acting superintendent for the humpback whale sanctuary.