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September 21, 2015

Maui Ocean Center Appoints New General Manager

Maui Ocean Center, The Hawaiian Aquarium, has appointed Tapani Vuori as general manager. After a total of 12 years with the company, Vuori’s new position became effective Sept. 1, 2015. Bringing with him more than 26 years of experience in the retail and visitor industry on Maui and O‘ahu, Tapani Vuori’s advancement within the company brings a new focus and commitment to becoming better partners with the community regarding environmental stewardship and education for residents and visitors alike.
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June 03, 2015

PWF’s Kaufman Presents Research at International Meeting

Pacific Whale Foundation Chief Scientist and Founder Greg Kaufman is presenting six research papers at the International Whaling Commission’s Scientific Committee Meeting scheduled for May 28 through today in San Diego, California.
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March 05, 2015

1,488 Humpbacks Tallied in 2015 Great Whale Count

The largest number of sightings occurred in Mākena, Kahana and at the Kīhei Surfside tallying sites, with the total count up by 157 from last year, according to the Pacific Whale Foundation.
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December 24, 2014

Pacific Whale Foundation Launches New Luxury Sailing Catamaran

A blessing ceremony was held for the Pacific Whale Foundation’s newest vessel, the Ocean Spirit on Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014.
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October 15, 2014

Maui’s First Humpback Sighting of 2014 Near Māla

Crews aboard two vessels reported spotting Maui's first humpback whale of the season on Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, offshore of Māla Wharf in West Maui.
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June 08, 2014

Snorkeler Dies After Being Pulled from Wailea Waters

A visitor died after he was found floating approximately 100 yards from shore at Wailea Point in South Maui on Sunday afternoon, police said.
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February 23, 2014

2014 Maui Whale Count Tallies 1,331 Humpbacks

An total of 1,331 humpback whale sightings were recorded during the Pacific Whale Foundation's annual Great Whale Count held on Saturday.
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February 03, 2014

Volunteers Sought for Great Maui Whale Count

The Pacific Whale Foundation is seeking volunteers to participate in the organization's Great Whale Count, scheduled to take place from 7:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014.
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October 06, 2013

First Humpback Whale of the Season Sighted off Maui

The first whale sighting off Maui for the 2013 season was reported on Saturday morning, about two miles from Molokini.
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September 10, 2013

VIDEO: Coast Guard Investigating Grounded Vessel at McGregor Point

Officials with the Pacific Whale Foundation say its grounded Ocean Odyssey vessel was removed from the rocky area near Papawai Point, Maui at approximately 8:30 this morning.
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February 25, 2013

Maui Whale Count Tallies 1,126 Humpbacks

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.
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February 22, 2013

Crime Watch: Maalaea Wallet Theft

Authorities say the male individual captured in the attached surveillance photos was observed entering the back door at Pacific Whale Foundation and removing a wallet with contents and a cell phone from an employee’s purse.
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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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February 26, 2012

1,054 Sightings in Maui’s Great Whale Count

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.
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