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March 10, 2020

At Least Nine Vessel-Whale Collisions Since December

With recent reports of whales showing propeller injuries, ocean users are reminded to keep a safe distance from these annual residents of Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary. Collisions with vessels are a risk to both the animals and humans.
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March 02, 2020

191 Whale Sightings in 15 Minutes During Latest Whale Count

A total of 191 whale sightings were seen during the 8:30 to 8:45 a.m. time period, the most of any time period throughout the day’s count.  
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February 03, 2020

Abundance of Mother/Calf Humpback Whale Pairs Seen in Hawaiʻi, Caution Urged

An "abundance of mother/calf pairs" have been observed in and around Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary, prompting a reminder to ocean users to proceed with caution.
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October 31, 2019

The Whales Are Back! Reminder: “Be Whale Aware”

The whales are back, and lucky spectators have been catching glimpses of the majestic creatures in waters off Maui over the past few weeks.
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October 16, 2019

‘Groundbreaking’ Footage Shows Whales Blowing Bubbles to Catch Fish

New videos of humpback whales blowing bubbles are providing "novel insights" into how whales capture their prey.
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October 11, 2019

Humpback Whale Sanctuary Appoints New Advisory Members

The sanctuary works to protect humpback whales through research, education, conservation and stewardship.
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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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October 08, 2019

Federal Rule Proposed to Protect Pacific Humpback Whale Habitat

Endangered Whales Threatened by Fishing Gear, Ship Strikes, Oil Spills
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January 31, 2019

Rare New Video of Newborn Humpback Whale

This is the closest (estimated within 20 minutes) that the researcher has been to a live humpback whale birth in 25 years.
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December 19, 2018

Hawai‘i Humpback Whale Season Underway

Approaching humpback whales when on or in the water within 100 yards or within 1,000 feet by air is illegal.
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December 06, 2018

NOAA: 76 Large Whale US Entanglements in 2017

The National Marine Fisheries Service confirmed 76 cases of large whale entanglements in fishing gear or marine debris in US waters last year.
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September 06, 2018

Humpback Whales are Navigating an Ocean of Change

Maui's Ed Lyman started getting calls from whale watching companies in Hawaii, asking why the whales were arriving so late.
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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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