Maui    News & Information Hub
HEADLINE NEWS Weekly Newsletter
Great Whale Count. Courtesy.  File photo, Pacific Whale Foundation.
Maui Whale Count Tallies 1,126 Humpbacks
February 25th, 2013 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (1) · Featured, Maui News
 

The peak for the whalewatch season is yet to come, according to data compiled by the Pacific Whale Foundation. The largest number of sightings on Saturday was at Pu’u Olai where 327 whales were counted, including 15 calves.


Great Whale Count. Courtesy.  File photo, Pacific Whale Foundation.
1,054 Sightings in Maui’s Great Whale Count
February 26th, 2012 · 1 Comment · Comments Via Facebook (5) · Featured, Maui News
 

The largest number of sightings was at Pu’u Olai were 232 whales were counted, (33 of them claves); followed by Papawai Point (the scenic lookout on the Honoapiilani Highway) with 189 whales; and Ma’alaea with 167 whales. The 2012 tally, was 34% less than the 1,607 whales counted in 2011.


Photo by Madeline Ziecker.
PHOTOS: Maui’s Epic 32nd Annual ‘Whale Day’
February 19th, 2012 · 3 Comments · Featured, Maui Arts & Entertainment
 

Maui’s Pacific Whale Foundation threw their 32nd Annual ‘Whale Day’ festival featuring special musical performances, vendors, keiki activities, local food, and information booths from Pacific Whale Foundation and other Maui organizations.


Pacific Whale Foundation employee Tara McBarnett replaces an old halogen bulbs with a new energy efficient LED light bulbs at Pacific Whael Foundation's Ocean Store in Ma'alaea.
LED Switch at Pacific Whale Foundation to Save $50,000
July 21st, 2011 · Comments Off · Featured, Maui News
 

The move is expected to cut the organization’s energy use by more than 15,000 kwh per year, and prevent nearly 25,000 pounds of CO2 from entering the atmosphere annually.


Photo courtesy Pacific Whale Foundation, 2011 Great Maui Whale Count.
1,607 Humpback Whales Sighted in 2011 Great Maui Whale Count
February 28th, 2011 · Comments Off · Featured, Maui News
 

Monitoring was conducted from a dozen counting stations, with the largest count recorded at Puu Olai.


Emergency ferry shuttle offered for those stranded by fire
Emergency ferry shuttle offered for those stranded by fire
May 4th, 2010 · Comments Off · Maui News
 

By Wendy Osher The Pacific Whale foundation is offering an emergency ferry shuttle service for those stranded on either end of the island by the Ukumehame brush fire and subsequent Honoapiilani Highway Road closure. Greg Kaufman, the Executive Director of the Pacific Whale Foundation said the agency had offered the service in past emergencies to […]


Two Abandoned Whale Calf Encounters Reported in Maui Waters
Two Abandoned Whale Calf Encounters Reported in Maui Waters
March 12th, 2010 · Comments Off · Featured, Maui News
 

The Pacific Whale foundation reported two encounters with an emaciated and apparently abandoned whale calf in waters off of Maui last week.  Agency officials say it’s likely that the separate encounters may have been the same animal, but were unable to obtain a positive identification. Greg Kaufman, the founder and Executive Director of Pacific Whale […]


1,208 Whales Sighted in Great Maui Whale Count
1,208 Whales Sighted in Great Maui Whale Count
March 9th, 2010 · Comments Off · Maui News
 

A total of 1,208 humpback whale sightings were reported in the Great Maui Whale Count, held over the weekend.  The Pacific Whale Foundation says an average of 382 whales per hour were tallied during the count, which took place at 12 stations across Maui.  The sightings represented a 19.6% increase over last year, but still […]


File Image of whale watchers Courtesy Pacific Whale Foundation.
Maui’s Great Whale Count Rescheduled to Saturday, March 6
March 3rd, 2010 · Comments Off · Featured, Maui News
 

Maui’s Great Whale Count has been rescheduled to Saturday, March 6, after last weekend’s tsunami warning forced the event host, Pacific Whale Foundation, to postpone the count. “While tsunamis generally don’t appear to have an effect on whales, the threat of a tsunami did have an impact on the humans who were planning to count […]