Sources tell Maui Now that the woman’s sisters confirmed that clothes belonging to Charli were found on Thursday, Feb. 13, near mile marker 14 to 18, off of the Hāna Highway in an area with heavy vegetation.
Fisheries officials say close interactions with the dolphins are not only potentially harmful to them, but can lead to harassment, which is illegal. The public is advised to keep a distance of 150-feet when observing dolphins in the wild.
Hawaii is one of two locations in the running to host the event–the other is Istanbul, Turkey–with a decision on venue to be announced in May of 2014. State officials project that as many as 8,000 delegates are expected to attend the 2016 meeting.