Tuesday, June 18, 2024

First Whale Spotted By Pacific Whale Foundation In Maui Waters

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Looks like whale season in Maui, Hawaii is officially underway.

The Pacific Whale Foundation’s research team sighted their first whale of the season out of Ma?alaea on October 25, about 5 miles/8km off the coast of Kihei, at 8:15am.

The whale was ID’d by PWF Research as PWF ID: NP_2376 and was last sighted in Southeast Alaska on August 19, 2023. It’s an adult male, first documented in 2019 and is a known “bubble-netter.”

PWF is a nonprofit organization with a mission to protect the ocean through science and advocacy while inspiring environmental stewardship.

Every year, whales travel over 3,500 miles/5,633km from Alaskan waters to the warmer, more temperate Hawaiian oceans during their annual winter migration.

PacWhale Eco-Adventures (wholly owned by the Pacific Whale Foundation) will begin whale watching trips beginning on November 6th.

For more info and pricing, go to pacwhale.com.

John Liang
John Lianghttps://www.deeperblue.com/
John Liang is the News Editor at DeeperBlue.com. He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.

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