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Category: Festivals

Maui Whale Festival Wraps with Big Name Performers and Ocean Themed Fun for the Maui Community

Friday February 22, the 39th annual Maui Whale Festival will culminate with a unique Kihei Fourth Friday Town Party, designed by Pacific Whale Foundation and community partners. Honor the majestic humpback whales who travel to Maui waters each year with free ocean themed fun for all ages, including live music by talented artists, ono food, … Continued

K4F Celebrates Maui Whale Festival Vendor Spotlight

Maui Whale Festival continues as Pacific Whale Foundation and Kihei 4th Friday Town Party team up to celebrate the humpback whale and other marine animals with live music by Anuhea, Kimié Miner, and Paula Fuga, local vendors, ono food, keiki activities, eco programs, and free ocean themed fun for all ages. One of the local … Continued

World Whale Film Festival Spotlight: In the Wake of Giants

This documentary shares the true stories of the dedicated individuals who risk their lives to free entangled humpbacks and other large whales in Hawaiian waters. Ed Lyman, coordinator of the response efforts in Hawaii and featured in the film, will speak about his experiences in responding to at least 80 marine mammal entanglements under NOAA’s … Continued

World Whale Film Festival Spotlight

Trashy Selfie Project This year’s World Whale Film Festival (Feb 08) will showcase films that inspire ocean and wildlife conservation around the world. A short film by Big wave surfer Paige Alms and world champion windsurfer Sarah Hauser on their conservation campaign titled ‘Trashy Selfie’ will be presented by the filmmakers. Using their platforms as … Continued

World Whale Film Festival Spotlight

Madison Stewart, aka ‘Shark Girl’ returns to the World Whale Film Festival, February 08, 2019, with an update on her goal to convince shark fishermen in Indonesia that tourism is a viable and profitable alternative to the shark fin industry.In a world where shark stock is collapsing, changing the practices of generations of shark fishermen … Continued

World Whale Film Festival Spotlight: A Voice For Whales

One year ago, almost to the day of our 3rd Annual World Whale Film Festival, Pacific Whale Foundation’s founder Greg Kaufman passed away after a hard fought battle with cancer. A pioneer in noninvasive humpback whale research in the mid-1970s, Greg founded Pacific Whale Foundation in 1980 to educate the public, from a scientific perspective, … Continued

World Whale Film Festival Spotlight: The Hoaʻāina Of Hāʻena

The 3rd annual World Whale Film Festival will be held at Historic Iao Theater February 08 from 6-9pm. One of the eight films meant to inspire health through waves of change is The Hoaʻāina Of Hāʻena, presented by Kipahulu Ohana, who are focused on shoreline and nearshore stewardship resource management. The Hoaʻāina Of Hāʻena tells … Continued

Top 10 Reasons to Run and Walk for Whales

Kicking off this year’s Maui Whale Festival, a month long celebration of the marine mammal that inspired the creation of our organization, is our annual Run & Walk for the Whales event February 02, 2019. There are so many reasons to participate this year! Support a Cause All proceeds from the event support Pacific Whale … Continued

The 2018 Hervey Bay Ocean Festival

Celebrating the Unique Bond Between a Local Community and the Visiting Humpback Whales There is no other place in the world quite like Hervey Bay when it comes to experiencing the natural environment of the magnificent humpback whale. These creatures visit the bay near this coastal community on their migration south along the eastern coast … Continued