Author Archives: Hubbub Group

Jay Sweeney, VMD

Board Advisor Dr. Jay Sweeney is a world-renowned expert in marine mammal medicine. His interest in the oceans was born from his surfer roots in La Jolla, California and whetted by his mother, a marine biologist at Scripps Institute of Oceanography. Dr. Sweeney began his veterinary career working with SeaWorld and the US Navy’s Marine Mammal Program, and […]

Rae Stone, DVM

Board Advisor Dr. Rae Stone is a marine mammal veterinarian well known for pioneering the use of diagnostic ultrasound in dolphins. Her passion for animals and science led her to cofound Dolphin Quest in 1988, creating a new standard for the public display of dolphins in natural, enriching environments. Dolphin Quest, now with three locations worldwide, is […]

Gregg Levine, DVM

Board Advisor Dr. Gregg Levine graduated veterinary school from Colorado State University in 1998 and moved to the Hawaiian Islands to pursue his passion for marine mammal medicine.  Over the last sixteen years in the islands, he has balanced his practice of small animal medicine and surgery alongside his career as a marine mammal veterinarian. In his […]

Kevin Furman, Esq

Board Director Kevin Furman grew up on the beaches of North Carolina. He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and law school at American University in Washington. His boyhood love and fascination for the ocean and its inhabitants never faded, and after professional stints in the public sector with the US Treasury Department, US International Trade […]

A. Warren Duryea, CPA

Board Director A. Warren Duryea, a local Certified Public Accountant since 1974, has had an active interest in ocean activities his entire life.  Initially moving to Hawaii from San Diego to bodysurf, he had enjoyed Hobie cat sailing, windsurfing, surfski racing and open ocean swimming and racing.  He was one of the founding members of […]

George I. Atta, FAICP, LEED AP, CEI

Board Director George Atta was appointed Director of the Department of Planning and Permitting at the City & County of Honolulu by Mayor Kirk Caldwell in 2013. He provides leadership, administration, and management for a department of 300 employees in areas relating to long-range planning; building and construction; traffic and engineering; land use and development; […]

Striped Dolphin

Striped dolphin sightings are relatively infrequent but this is a commonly stranded species in the Hawaiian islands. The Hawaiian stock is thought to number 20,000 individuals but is poorly known in Hawaiian waters. Striped dolphins can be identified by two dark gray stripes along their bodies, one from the eye to anus, and another from […]

Rough-toothed Dolphin

Rough-toothed dolphins are commonly observed around all of the main Hawaiian islands. The Hawaiian stock is estimated at slightly over 6000 individuals. Two smaller stocks have been described in Hawaiian waters, with a population of rough-toothed dolphins that inhabit waters surrounding Kauai and Ni’ihau and another small population of approximately 200 individuals inhabiting the Big […]

Pantropical Spotted Dolphin

Pantropical Spotted Dolphins are common in Hawaiian waters. They can easily be identified by numerous small spots covering their entire body, with the number of spots increasing with age. Spotted dolphin calves are born without spots. Hawaiian spotted dolphins have less pronounced spots in comparison to spotted dolphins from other regions. Almost 16,000 spotted dolphins […]

Fraser’s Dolphin

Fraser’s Dolphins were first spotted in Hawaiian waters in a 2002 survey.  The estimated stock in Hawaiian waters is slightly greater than 15,000 individuals. Not much is known about the Hawaii stock or any others in the world. Fraser’s dolphins often travel is large pods numbering between 100 and 1000 individuals, traveling in fast moving […]