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October 01, 2019

Humpback Sighting Marks Start of Whale Season

Captains aboard a tour boat off the coast of Kauaʻi may have spotted the first humpback whale of the season. 
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December 16, 2018

Free Public Lecture on Pacific Humpback Whales, Dec. 18

Pacific Whale Foundation’s Chief Scientist Jens Currie will be a featured speaker at Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary on Dec. 18.
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January 08, 2018

Founder of Pacific Whale Foundation Undergoes Cancer Treatment

Kaufman and the organization say they are still going strong in the face of this health challenge with 2018 slated to be one of the most prolific years
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February 18, 2011

C&K, John Cruz Headline at Whale Day Saturday

One of Maui’s biggest and best-attended festivals, Whale Day takes place on Sat., Feb. 19, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Kalama Park in Kihei.

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January 19, 2011

A Whale of a Time

Much of what lies beneath the surface remains a mystery, but for the rare circumstance where the creatures who inhabitat the depths of the ocean rise to meet us.
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March 26, 2010

DLNR Officers Host Weekend Outreach on Maui

Enforcement officers from the Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR), Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE), will be at several locations on Maui this weekend helping to educate ocean users about humpback whales, monk seals, sea turtles, and other marine protected species. DOCARE officers along with staff from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric... Read more »
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March 09, 2010

1,208 Whales Sighted in Great Maui Whale Count

A total of 1,208 humpback whale sightings were reported in the Great Maui Whale Count, held over the weekend.  The Pacific Whale Foundation says an average of 382 whales per hour were tallied during the count, which took place at 12 stations across Maui.  The sightings represented a 19.6% increase over last year, but still... Read more »
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February 02, 2009


(By Wendy OSHER © 2009) Volunteers across the state counted an average of 8 whales every 15 minutes during a statewide count conducted by the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary. 650 volunteers collected data from 56 sites with the most sightings reported off of Kahoolawe where 14 whales were sighted every 15 minutes... Read more »
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January 14, 2009


The U.S. Navy received federal authorization this month to continue sonar training exercises in Hawaiian waters.  The Fisheries Service with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration does not expect the exercises to result in serious injury or death to marine mammals, but is requiring mitigation measures to protect the whales and other marine life, and... Read more »
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January 05, 2009


Recreational and commercial boaters are asked to be extra cautious during the height of whale season which runs from January through March. The Department of Land and Natural Resources says the extra caution will help the population of these treasured mammals to thrive. During November the humpback whales return to Hawaii from their feeding grounds... Read more »
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