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October 20, 2016

PWF Spots its First Whale of the Season

Pacific Whale Foundation spotted their first whale of the season today, Oct. 20, 2016, off the coast of Lahaina in West Maui. A captain aboard the Ocean Discovery confirmed the sighting after being alerted to the possible sighting by crew aboard the Queen's Treasure.
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August 26, 2016

VIDEO: Emaciated Humpback Whale Makes Premature Appearance, Tailed by Tiger Shark

In an untimely appearance, a humpback whale was spotted in Maui waters off the coast of Lahaina on Thursday afternoon, Aug. 25, 2016, ahead of the traditional whale season in Hawaiian waters.
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June 01, 2016

8 Maui Ecotour Companies Get Seal of Approval

The Hawaiʻi Ecotourism Association has expanded their Sustainable Tour Certification Program. There are now 8 Maui businesses with the Seal of Approval.
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March 30, 2016

Humpback Whale Behavior Captured in Video and Photos

The humpback whale season continues in Hawaiʻi with active pods performing some interesting behavior, including a "tail sail" that caught the attention of Sanctuary scientists and breathtaking breaches captured by local photographers here on Maui.
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February 29, 2016

732 Humpbacks Tallied in 2016 Great Whale Count

Researchers speculate that the strong El Nino may be having an effect on whale migration, noting the whales began arriving later this year, and saying that it is likely that the peak of the season has yet to occur.
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February 15, 2016

Operation Koholā: Whale Guardian Patrol Off Maui

Coast Guard crews with Hawaiʻi Department of Natural Resources conservation officers conducted joint patrols off Maui Thursday in conjunction with Operation Koholā Guardian.
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January 27, 2016

Sanctuary To Remain Focused On Humpback Whales

NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries has withdrawn its proposal to expand the size and focus of the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary around Hawaiʻi, and will instead remain focused on humpback whales.
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January 20, 2016

Whale Trust Golf Tournament to Support Whale Research

For the 11th consecutive year, Whale Trust Maui, the Maui-based international whale research organization, invites the public to “tee off for whale research” on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016, at 8 a.m., at the King Kamehameha Golf Club.
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January 11, 2016

Whale Sanctuary to Hold Advisory Council Meeting

Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary will hold a public advisory council meeting in Honolulu on Tuesday, Jan. 26, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
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December 23, 2015

Free Whale Talks in Lahaina 3 Days Each Week

Visitors and residents can get the latest scientific updates and trivia on Maui’s 45-ton visitors during free Whale Talks at the video theater in the Old Lahaina Courthouse, located at 648 Wharf Street.
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November 25, 2015

Pacific Whale Foundation “Welcomes Home the Whales” with Ecotours

Each year, the PWF honors the return of the humpback whales to Maui with the two-hour ecotours led by members of their research team.
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April 27, 2015

Public Meetings Begin on Humpback Whale Sanctuary

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration begins a series of public meetings this week to educate the public and solicit comment on a proposal to expand the size and focus of the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary to include multiple marine species.
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April 20, 2015

NOAA Proposes Removal of Humpback Whale from Endangered List

Protection and restoration efforts over the past four decades have led to an increase in numbers and growth rates for humpback whales in many areas.
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October 22, 2012

Whale Sightings Trickle In as Season Gets Started

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.
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October 16, 2012

Whale Season Returns with First Maui Humpback Sighting

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