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February 26, 2018

529 Whales Sighted off Maui During Great Whale Count 2018

Volunteers across Maui counted 529 humpback whales, including 335 pods and 62 calves during the Pacific Whale Foundation's Great Whale Count 2018.
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January 18, 2018

NEW VIDEO: Whale Freed From 285 Feet of Line in Maui Waters

New video has been released of Friday's rescue of an entangled humpback in waters off of Maui. Trained responders freed the whale from 285 feet of braided line
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January 14, 2018

Entangled Humpback Whale Freed Off Maui

An entangled adult humpback whale was freed from 285 feet of line off Mākena Beach, Maui on Friday, Jan. 12, 2018.
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January 05, 2018

Wintering Whales: Annual Spectacle Off Maui

The whale season in Hawaiʻi is now in full swing with the majority of migrating humpbacks expected to visit Hawaiian waters between January and March.
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December 18, 2017

Hawai‘i Humpback Whale Season Underway

As 12,000 humpback whales migrate to Hawaiʻi each year. Approaching humpback whales within 100 yards or within 1,000 feet by air is illegal.
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March 13, 2017

UPDATE: Entangled Subadult Humpback Whale Cut Free Off Maui

A whale was entangled in large gauge electrical cable deeply embedded in its mouth. All gear except what could not be pulled was successfully removed.
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February 06, 2017

First Annual World Whale Film Festival, Feb. 11

The World Whale Film Festival is offered free to the public in an effort to raise awareness and inspire efforts to protect the world’s oceans and wildlife.
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February 06, 2017

Humpback Whale Sanctuary Seeks Advisory Council Applicants

Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary is seeking to fill five primary and two alternate seats on its advisory council.
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January 13, 2017

Maui’s ʻĀhihi-Kinaʻu Reopens, Whale Carcass No Longer Detectable

Access to the ocean at Maui's ʻĀhihi-Kinaʻu Natural Area Reserve open after a nearly two week closure when a Humpback whale carcass washed ashore on Dec. 30.
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January 12, 2017

Thar She Blows! Maui Whale Season in Full Bloom

Peak whale season is now underway as the humpback whales make their annual migration to the Hawaiian Islands. Here's a look at what's coming up for the whales
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December 30, 2016

Whale Carcass Prompts Closure at ʻĀhihi-Kinaʻu, Maui

Shoreline access at ʻĀhihi-Kinaʻu Natural Area Reserve on Maui has been closed due to a whale carcass on shore. This is the fifth dead Humpback report since November 11th.
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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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