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Peak whale-watching season is currently underway in Australia! Pacific Whale Foundation was established on Maui in 1980 to protect humpback whales from extinction and our research and conservation programs began in Australia not long after – 1984. We also conduct exciting and educational whale-watching ecotours in Australia to help fund this...Read More
Pacific Whale Foundation was founded in Maui, Hawai‘i in 1980 to protect humpback whales from extinction. Since that time, we have expanded our efforts and also conduct research in Ecuador as well as research and whale watching in Australia. Although whale season won’t resume in Hawaiʻi until later in...Read More
The primary goal of Pacific Whale Foundation’s (PWF) work is to address major threats facing the world’s whales and dolphins through Research, Education and Conservation programs that collectively tackle these challenges using a holistic approach — understand, educate and take...Read More
Marine ecosystems, from coastal to deep sea, now show the influence of human actions. In the previous installment of this series, we gave an overview of the ever-increasing threat of climate change; what is it? How does it impact our ocean? And ultimately, how does it impact whales and dolphins? We...Read More
WHAT IS CLIMATE CHANGE? Climate change is one of the biggest threats facing the health of our planet, both on land and in the sea. Atmospheric greenhouse gases trap some of the heat energy that would otherwise re-radiate to space, causing the planet to...Read More
Ever wondered how to make fish tacos sustainably? We've got you covered with these easy-to-make fish tacos, made from sustainably sourced, local ingredients. Join PWF Conservation Advocate, Shelby Serra as she walks us through how to make eco-friendly decisions at...Read More
Did you know that YOU have the power to aid scientists in conducting research on marine life and their environment by becoming a community scientist? What is community science? Community science is the vital collaboration between researchers and the public to execute scientific projects...Read More
Recently, the negative impacts of fisheries operations on marine animals has garnered much attention, which is great! In Pacific Whale Foundation’s (PWF) latest Making Waves series, Fisheries Interactions, we highlighted the threat of bycatch and ghost gear to marine mammals, and shared...Read More
Hawai‘i residents and marine mammal enthusiasts likely remember the breaking story on August 29, 2019, concerning a pod of 11 pygmy killer whales, a species of dolphin, that stranded on a beach in North Kihei on the island of Maui. Of the...Read More
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.