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Whales: Please View Responsibly

Alicia Wood
01/07/21

Author: Conservation Coordinator Shelby Serra Research conducted opportunistically aboard PWF Eco-Adventures Australia's commercial vessel. Whales were not approached closer than 100 meters, per Australian regulations Intimately observing a humpback whale breach or a mother lovingly shepherd her calf below the brine is a once-in-a-lifetime experience rich with promise. As discussed in the previous...

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From Whale Hunting to Whale Watching

Alicia Wood
12/22/20

Author: Conservation Coordinator Shelby Serra EMBRACING RESPONSIBLE WHALE WATCHING  Although wildlife viewing is crucial to the conservation of animals, it can be detrimental if not properly conducted.  Few experiences rival the rush of seeing a whale breach from the bow of a boat or the playful escort...

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False Killer Whales: Reflecting on Their Past and Planning for Their Future

Alicia Wood
12/14/20

Imagine that you’re out enjoying the waters of Maui Nui. From the bow of the boat, you spy a dark shape in the distance. As you draw closer, the impressive black sea creature comes into clear view, eliciting a shiver...

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MAKING WAVES – MARINE DEBRIS #4: The Future & PWF Plastics Agenda

Alicia Wood
11/24/20

Author: Conservation Coordinator Shelby Serra We now know the dangerous threat human-generated debris poses to marine environments here in Hawaii and across the globe. Kamilo Beach on the island on Hawaii. Image from B.E.A.C.H Imagine a world in which your...

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Balancing screen time with green time

Mona de Crinis
10/23/20

In what seemed like an instant, our lives have become almost entirely dependent on screens. As we navigate this transition, it is important to consider the benefits — and concerns — of this new virtual world we live in. Although...

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The Love Boat: Pacific Whale Foundation sparks romance while shaping lives

Mona de Crinis
09/04/20

  Author: Mona de Crinis  MORGAN & JOSH  Kismet comes in all colors, shapes and sizes. But whether one believes finding your soulmate is a matter of divine intervention or random circumstance, it’s difficult to argue that PacWhale Eco-Adventures staffers Josh and...

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Making Waves – Marine Debris #3: Across the Nation

Alicia Wood
09/02/20

Author: Conservation Coordinator Shelby Serra In part two of this series, we explored the history of efforts to address the plastic pollution problem facing the geographically vulnerable state of Hawaii. Although there are a few states that are attempting change with...

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Making Waves – Marine Debris #2: Policies in Hawaii

Alicia Wood
08/21/20

Author: Conservation Coordinator Shelby Serra It’s time to continue our conversation about the threat of marine debris. You can find part 1 of the marine debris series, in which we give an overview at found HERE. Although the issue of marine...

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MAKING WAVES – Marine Debris #1: An Overview

Alicia Wood
08/11/20

Author: Conservation Coordinator Shelby Serra From the smallest plastic straw to a 1000lb discarded fishing net, marine debris — trash that finds its way to the marine environment — is an issue that spans the globe. Whether a stream, river, lake, sea or ocean, all marine environments are subject to the damaging impacts of marine debris. ...

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Pacific Whale Foundation Makes a Splash at the World Marine Mammal Conference

Alicia Wood
07/29/20

Thanks to our wonderful members, donors, and PacWhale Eco-Adventures passengers, our researchers had the opportunity to travel to Barcelona, Spain in December 2019 to attend the World Marine Mammal Conference. This conference was truly one-of-a-kind because it represented a combined meeting for...

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Hawaii Visitor Update

Aloha, We Are Open!  Our PacWhale Eco-Adventures are open for booking as we welcome visitors back to Maui.  Quarantine restrictions were lifted on Oct. 15th for those following the state’s pre-arrival COVID-19 testing requirements.

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