For years, the news about humpbacks was positive. Rebounding from near decimation after landing on the endangered species list in 1973, more and more whales came to Maui each winter from their feeding grounds in Southeast Alaska to breed and give birth. The Northern Pacific humpbacks were “de-listed” in 2016. Ironically, that’s the year things got weird. The past few whale … [Read more...] about Where Are the Whales? Scientists Address Humpback Mystery
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Love. Courage. Care. Empathy. Collegiality. Dignity. Respect. Humility. Kindness. Grace. Compassion. Warmth. Aloha. These are just some of the words Hawaii officials are using this morning to describe former U.S. Senator Daniel Akaka, D–Hawaii, who died this morning at the age of 93. The first Native Hawaiian to serve in the U.S. Senate, Akaka was a schoolteacher and … [Read more...] about Remembering the late U.S. Senator Daniel Akaka
1. On Dec. 18, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced that Humpback Whale Season in Hawaii has officially begun. According to the agency’s news release, about how many of the whales migrate from Alaskan to Hawaiian waters every year? A. 5,000 B. 9,000 C. 12,000 D. 17,000 E. 22,000 2. On Dec. 16, County of Maui officials announced that a “blue … [Read more...] about Quizunderstood: What do you know about the start of Maui’s whale season this year?