It’s that time again! In a matter of a few short weeks, our beloved humpback whales will return to Maui Nui to mate and calve during their annual migration to warmer waters.As a world leader in ocean and marine mammal conservation with a mission-driven commitment to protect the ocean through science and advocacy and inspire environmental stewardship, Pacific Whale … [Read more...] about Guess the date and time of Maui’s first 2020 humpback whale sighting and win Pacific Whale Foundation gear!
Driving on Honoapi‘ilani Highway toward Ma‘alaea it is impossible to ignore the round white ball of a building that has popped up near the Maui Ocean Center aquarium. Watching its construction, I was very curious about what this would become. I had no idea that it was related to their new humpback whale exhibit, which opened last Sunday. This groundbreaking exhibit on the … [Read more...] about Diving With Humpback Whales: Inside Maui Ocean Center’s pioneering 3D immersive exhibit
The shutdown of the federal government isn't stopping Hawai‘i from counting its whales. The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary’s annual Ocean Count will take place as scheduled on January 26, shutdown or no shutdown. This year, the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation, the national nonprofit partner for the National Marine Sanctuary System, will … [Read more...] about Whale count proceeds despite government shutdown
There’s a SeaTalk with Edward Lyman at the Maui Ocean Center on Thursday, Mar. 22. Lyman is the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary’s Large Whale Entanglement Response Coordinator. For the past 23 years, he’s helped disentangle more than 100 whales and other various marine animals. He’ll discuss his work and share information about the case histories of … [Read more...] about SeaTalk with Edward Lyman at Maui Ocean Center
Pacific Whale Foundation founder and Executive Director Greg Kaufman died on Feb. 10 after a hard fought battle with brain cancer. "We are greatly saddened by the loss of our colleague and friend, and we extend our deepest sympathies to his family," said Kristie Wrigglesworth, PWF’s Chief Operating Officer, in a Feb. 11 PWF news release. "We mourn his passing, yet we also … [Read more...] about Pacific Whale Foundation remembers founder/Executive Director Greg Kaufman