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2021 PWF Research, Education and Conservation Wrap-up

Wondering what PWF’s Research, Education and Conservation programs accomplished last year? Find out here! RESEARCH With more than 100 peer-reviewed scientific and conservation-focused publications, reports and books published since 1980, PWF researchers work to identify and assess major threats to...

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MAKING WAVES: Ship Strikes Part 3 – What We’re Doing, PWF in Action

Shelby Serra
12/15/21

Read Ship Strikes Part 1 Read Ship Strikes Part 2 At Pacific Whale Foundation, we work to understand the major threats currently impacting the world’s whales and dolphins. Born of battle, we fought to bring the humpback whale back from...

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MAKING WAVES – SHIP STRIKES PART 2: CASE STUDIES COAST TO COAST

Shelby Serra
12/02/21

When whales and ships collide, it is often fatal or so detrimental that the interaction ends in eventual loss of the whale’s life1. In our last installment, we outlined the threat of ship strikes, including where, why and how they...

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REDUCING CIGARETTE MARINE DEBRIS: WHAT DOES AND DOESN’T WORK?

Alicia Wood
11/30/21

PWF Research recently released a study showing that beach goers on Maui are still littering their used cigarette filters despite the prohibitive law passed by Maui County in 2014 and the state of Hawai‘i in 2015. The goal of this...

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MAKING WAVES – SHIP STRIKES PART 1: OVERVIEW

Shelby Serra
11/22/21

As discussed in previous Making Waves articles, there are many complex and very real threats facing the world’s whales and dolphins today. While large whales in particular are beginning to recover from the era of large-scale commercial whaling, they continue...

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PWF CONSERVATION TRIP TO KAHOʻOLAWE

Shelby Serra
11/10/21

Kaho'olawe marine reserve (2 nautical miles surrounding the island) is the second largest in Hawai'i, after the Papahanaumokuakea marine monument. Recently, PWF's Conservation team was invited to join Kapa Sungear in their service trip to Kaho'olawe with the Kaho'olawe Island...

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MOKU-AHUPUAʻA WITH SCOTT FISHER

Alicia Wood
10/14/21

Author: Alicia Wood, PWF Communications Coordinator Long before individual ownership of divided acreage carved up the Hawaiian Islands, Hawaiians adhered to a moku-ahupua‘a form of land management. Joining us to discuss this system is Maui native Scott Fisher, Director of ʻAina (land) Stewardship with Hawaiʻi Land...

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PWF’S NEW ADOPTION PROGRAM

Alicia Wood
09/30/21

We are thrilled to introduce our new and improved Adoption Program to you! Adopt a false killer whale, humpback whale or bottlenose dolphin through Pacific Whale Foundation and receive a fun adoption package to learn about your animal and showcase...

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Fisheries Interactions More Threatening to Maui Nui Dolphins than Previously Thought

Alicia Wood
09/20/21

Researchers at Pacific Whale Foundation (PWF), a nonprofit organization protecting the ocean through science and advocacy since 1980, dove deep below the surface in a new study that could revolutionize how researchers evaluate the impact of fisheries interactions on dolphin populations. Using...

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HAWAII CANOE VOYAGING WITH ANELA GUTIERREZ

Alicia Wood
09/07/21

Author: Lindsey Gomez, PWF Digital Marketing Specialist He waʻa he moku, he moku he waʻaA canoe is an island, an island is a canoe September is Hawaiian History Month — a time to celebrate native Hawaiian culture and perpetuate the richness of Hawaiian cultural history and knowledge. This...

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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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