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Immediately following the Maui wildfires, Pacific Whale Foundation and PacWhale employees worked together to understand, meet, and advocate for community needs. In this time of coming together in an “all hands on deck” response, a new Pacific Whale Foundation and PacWhale Department was born. We’re proud to share our new, hard-working PWF Outreach Team. The … Continued


Many of our supporters have contacted us following news of the devastating Maui wildfires, offering their aloha and kōkua (help), and wondering how this disaster might impact the whales and dolphins we strive to protect. Indeed, wildfires have far-ranging impacts to terrestrial and coastal ecosystems that affect ocean inhabitants, including whales and dolphins. At Pacific … Continued


As another year of protecting the ocean through science and advocacy and inspiring environmental stewardship comes to a close, Pacific Whale Foundation (PWF) takes a look back at some of 2022’s greatest accomplishments in our Research, Education and Conservation programs. Research Research activities conducted under appropriate research permits and following animal ethics approval. The drone … Continued


Tis the season! From the traditional onslaught of holiday-themed commercials (which seem to start earlier each year) to party planning and gift lists, we’re collectively gearing up for a celebratory couple of months — and a huge uptick in unnecessary waste. According to a recent survey of 2,000 U.S. residents who actively participate in a … Continued


Twenty-five years ago, the United Nations formally proclaimed March 8 International Women’s Day in an effort to promote women’s rights and foster world peace. Since its founding in 1977 as a designated holiday, IWD employs annual themes that mirror current issues impacting women across the globe. As 2022 unfolds amid a swirl of controversy surrounding … Continued


Written by Mona de Crinis Ah, February — the month of love. All over the world, hopeless (and hopeful) romantics planned intimate dinners for two, scoured jewelry stores for that special gift and perused Valentine’s Day cards for that perfect message. On Maui, it’s also the height of whale season, which makes it a great … Continued


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

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 some PacWhale Eco-Adventures staffers weren’t destined to fall in love, marry and start a family under the seductive spell of sun, sea and shared passions.

A Voice For Whales

February 2018, 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, about whales and their ocean habitat. ‘A Voice for Whales’ was created to tell … Continued

Aloha Friday with Marty Dread

Just because you’re stuck at home doesn’t mean you can’t have some fun! Join PacWhale Eco-Adventures LIVE this Friday for an Aloha Friday event to remember with our Maui party ambassador Marty Dread. On June 26 at 2:30 p.m., Dread will donate his considerable talents as he takes to the seas aboard PacWhale’s Ocean Spirit for Aloha Friday: An Evening with Marty Dread, a live-streamed virtual concert … Continued