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October 09, 2019

Pacific Whale Foundation Spots Its First Whale of the Season

Pacific Whale Foundation’s Ocean Spirit spotted its first whale of the season this morning, Oct. 9, 2019 at exactly 11 a.m. The spotting was made in the ʻAuʻau Channel between Maui and Lānaʻi by PWF Captain Chris Walsh during a private Ocean Camp charter.
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March 20, 2018

Drone Program to Support Maui Whale Entanglement Response

A new initiative provides aerial support using small drones for large whale entanglement response efforts off Maui.
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March 04, 2018

Whale Tail: What it Means When a Humpback Does a Headstand

A whale offshore of the McGregor Point Lighthouse in West Maui was observed in a headstand position for approximately four minutes. What does it mean?
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January 29, 2018

172 Humpbacks Spotted During Peak of Sanctuary Whale Count

A total of 172 whale sightings were seen during the 10:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. time period, the most of any time period throughout the day’s count.
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December 29, 2017

Top Maui Headlines with Wendy Osher

As Maui gears up for the holiday weekend, we bring you information on fireworks displays and a request from authorities on how to report illegal activity. 
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February 27, 2017

984 Humpbacks Tallied in 2017 Great Whale Count

Hundreds of humpback whale sightings were reported during the 2017 Great Whale Count on Maui over the weekend, conducted by the Pacific Whale Foundation.
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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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March 06, 2015

Maui Outreach Event Highlights Marine Life Protection, New Fishing Rules

An outreach event hosted by the state Department of Land and Natural Resources on Maui will help to educate ocean users about the protection of humpback whales, monk seals, sea turtles and other marine species. Staff will also be on hand to share information on Maui's new fishing rules, approved in November 2014.
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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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February 19, 2014

Humpback Whale Freed of Life-Threatening Entanglement

An adult humpback whale was freed of hundreds of feet of small gauge line during a successful disentanglement effort conducted this morning in waters off of West Maui.
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March 12, 2013

Humpback Whale Freed of Entanglement in Maui Waters

Authorities say the entanglement was the third reported and confirmed this season, and the first successful response of the 2012-2013 season. The animal was found and reported by the tour vessel, Man-of-War, last Friday near Lahaina.
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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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January 23, 2013

Bubble Hunters Topic of Maui Whale Talk

The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary hosts a talk tonight on the social foraging ecology of Alaskan humpback whales.
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February 06, 2012

Ecosystem-Based Management Recommended for Whale Sanctuary

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