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Whale Sightings Trickle In as Season Gets Started
October 22nd, 2012 · 1 Comment · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News
 

The latest sighting was reported at around 11:35 a.m. on Sunday, October 21, 2012 by crews aboard the Kaulana vessel while en route to Lana’i on a snorkeling adventure.


Photo Courtesy Pacific Whale Foundation.
Whale Season Returns with First Maui Humpback Sighting
October 16th, 2012 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News
 

The single whale was spotted about four miles outside of Ma’alaea Harbor at 9 a.m. on Monday, October 15, 2012.


Whale Day Parade 2011.
South Kihei Road Closed Saturday for Maui’s Parade of Whales
February 17th, 2011 · Comments Off · Featured, Maui News
 

Maui motorists are advised that South Kihei Road, beginning at Alanui Keali’i Drive and ending at Waimahaihai Street, will be closed from 9 am to 10 am on Saturday, February 19, for Maui’s Parade of Whales.


Whale carcass washes up in Hana, Maui. Photo by Derek Kawaiaea.
Decomposing whale carcass washes up in Hana, Maui
July 30th, 2010 · Comments Off · Featured, Maui News
 

By Wendy Osher (Update 4:39 p.m. 7/30/10) A dead sperm whale continues to float in waters off of Hana Maui.  The carcass was observed in waters near Makaalae Thursday afternoon, but residents say the dead whale was first seen on Tuesday, July 27, 2010. Crews from the state Department of Land and Natural Resources were […]


Maui Mayor Charmaine Tavares is pictured bagging groceries during an event at Pukalani Superette, highlighting reef protection and encouraging decreased use of plastic bags. FILE PHOTO: County of Maui, August 2008
Celebs bag groceries for Earth Day in advance of plastic ban
April 21st, 2010 · Comments Off · Maui News
 

By Wendy Osher Local celebrities will bag groceries this Saturday in celebration of Earth Day, and in advance of a plastic bag ban that is set to go into effect on January 11, 2011. The plastic bag reduction bill prohibits the distribution of plastic bags at the point of sale.  When the council passed the […]


DLNR Officers Host Weekend Outreach on Maui
DLNR Officers Host Weekend Outreach on Maui
March 26th, 2010 · Comments Off · Maui News
 

Enforcement officers from the Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR), Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE), will be at several locations on Maui this weekend helping to educate ocean users about humpback whales, monk seals, sea turtles, and other marine protected species. DOCARE officers along with staff from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric […]


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 […]


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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 […]


MAUI OCEAN CENTER WHALE-OF-A-TIME SLEEPOVER
MAUI OCEAN CENTER WHALE-OF-A-TIME SLEEPOVER
January 6th, 2009 · Comments Off · Maui News
 

This Friday, January 9th, Maui Ocean Center invites all children in grades 3 thru 8 to have a whale-of-a-time at our fun and educational aquarium overnight!  The focus of this sleepover is humpback whales! Maui Ocean Center’s Ocean Naturalists will lead participants through a series of fun activities, including games, crafts, and movies, all centered […]