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January 13, 2019

Pacific Whale Foundation to Host Annual Whale Festival

In celebration of the 3,000-mile homecoming of whales from northern feeding waters, Pacific Whale Foundation will be hosting their month-long Maui Whale Festival beginning Saturday, Feb. 2. One of Maui’s longest running events, the festival offers many opportunities for up-close and personal sightings of Hawaiʻi’s largest visitors. The festival will begin with the Run and... Read more »
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March 01, 2017

Kīhei, Māla Talk Story Sessions on Marine Protected Areas

To help educate Maui’s ocean users about rules and conduct toward humpback whales, monk seals, sea turtles, and other marine protected species, state conservation officers will conduct talk story sessions at Kīhei and Māla boat ramps this weekend.
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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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March 12, 2010

Two Abandoned Whale Calf Encounters Reported in Maui Waters

The Pacific Whale foundation reported two encounters with an emaciated and apparently abandoned whale calf in waters off of Maui last week.  Agency officials say it’s likely that the separate encounters may have been the same animal, but were unable to obtain a positive identification. Greg Kaufman, the founder and Executive Director of Pacific Whale... Read more »
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March 30, 2009

NINE WHALES COUNTED EVERY 15 MINUTES OFF KAHOOLAWE

An estimated 9 whales surfaced every fifteen minutes off the remote shores of Kaho’olawe in Maui County.  That’s according to data compiled in the annual Ocean Count conducted by the Hawaiian Island Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary.  Volunteers collected data from 56 sites statewide with lesser counts recorded off Oahu (2), Kauai (2) and the... Read more »
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January 06, 2009

MAUI OCEAN CENTER WHALE-OF-A-TIME SLEEPOVER

This Friday, January 9th, Maui Ocean Center invites all children in grades 3 thru 8 to have a whale-of-a-time at our fun and educational aquarium overnight!  The focus of this sleepover is humpback whales! Maui Ocean Center’s Ocean Naturalists will lead participants through a series of fun activities, including games, crafts, and movies, all centered... Read more »
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