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File photo of Lahaina, West Maui. By Wendy Osher.
Free Sanctuary Lectures Offered at Old Lahaina Courthouse
January 7th, 2014 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary will extend its outreach to West Maui with weekly lectures held at the Old Lahaina Courthouse.


File photo by Wendy Osher.
Ocean Awareness Training Offered on Maui
May 13th, 2013 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

The four-class series is offered for both commercial tour operators and members of the community and includes educational information on Hawaiʻi’s unique marine environment, local conservation efforts, and ocean awareness basics.


Kalama Park area Preliminary Digital Flood Insurance Rate Maps. Courtesy of FEMA. Click to enlarge.
New Flood Maps May Mean Higher Flood Insurance
February 28th, 2012 · 4 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui Business
 

To assist residents and business owners in understanding the upcoming new flood map changes, there will be a public meeting on March 12 in Kihei.


Whale activity in Maui waters, photo by Wendy Osher 2/4/12.
Ecosystem-Based Management Recommended for Whale Sanctuary
February 6th, 2012 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

The recommendations reflect an approach that considers the whole ecosystem, including humans and the environment, rather than managing one resource or issue in isolation.


File Image of whale watchers Courtesy Pacific Whale Foundation.
First Humpback Whale of Season Sighted off Honaunau
September 28th, 2011 · Comments Off · Featured, Maui News
 

The sighting serves as a reminder of the upcoming whale season, which traditionally runs from November through May, although whales may be encountered in limited numbers during other months of the year.


File image courtesy Pacific Whale Foundation.
Hooked on Humpbacks: 900 People Volunteer to Count Whales
February 1st, 2011 · Comments Off · Maui News
 

According to data from the annual event, an average of 5 whales per site were counted every 15 minutes.


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 […]


Image Courtesy NOAA
NOAA Charges Vessel For Repeat Violations Of Whale Protection Rules
December 31st, 2009 · Comments Off · Featured, Maui News
 

With Hawaii’s humpback whale season underway, officials are reminding boaters and other ocean users to use caution and follow whale protection rules. Federal regulations require people to stay at least 100 yards away from the wintering whales. In the past two years, officials reported 12 cases involving violations, including approaches by swimmers, non-motorized watercraft, and […]


WHALE COUNT KEEPS KAHOOLAWE VOLUNTEERS BUSY
WHALE COUNT KEEPS KAHOOLAWE VOLUNTEERS BUSY
February 2nd, 2009 · Comments Off · Featured, Maui News
 

(By Wendy OSHER © 2009) Volunteers across the state counted an average of 8 whales every 15 minutes during a statewide count conducted by the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary. 650 volunteers collected data from 56 sites with the most sightings reported off of Kahoolawe where 14 whales were sighted every 15 minutes […]