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Fisheries Interactions More Threatening to Maui Nui Dolphins than Previously Thought

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 dorsal fin, mouth line and underwater body imagery, the latter a first of its kind … Continued

HAWAII CANOE VOYAGING WITH ANELA GUTIERREZ

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 month and all year long, we encourage folks in Hawaiʻi and around the world to engage with Hawaiian culture … Continued

MAUI SPINNER DOLPHIN APPROACH LIMIT RESOLUTION

PWF-backed 50-yard approach limit resolution supported by Maui County Council!

PWF ANNOUNCES PAPER DOCUMENTING RAPID WEIGHT-LOSS IN PYGMY KILLER WHALES

Read about our collaborative study and newly published paper on one of the two pods of pygmy killer whales that stranded on a North Kihei beach almost two years ago.

DRONE REGULATIONS FOR HUMPBACK WHALES AND OTHER MARINE LIFE IN HAWAII AND NATIONWIDE

Drones are more popular than ever, but have you ever wondered what the rules and recommendations are for using them around marine animals? PWF has you covered.

Pacific Whale Foundation Finds Much to Celebrate in 2020

This past year has been uniquely difficult, but good things happen even during the toughest of times. As the first month of 2021 comes to a close, we would like to reflect on the positives experienced at Pacific Whale Foundation. 

Making Waves – RESPONSIBLE WHALE WATCHING PART 2: Whales – Please View Responsibly

In order to understand how responsible whale watching can be achieved, we must understand what the ingredients are for a safe and informative whale watch. In our next installment of this Making Waves series, we highlight the policies and people that work to ensure responsible viewing of wildlife in their natural environments. Who decides how close we can get? And what responsibility do the people working aboard the boat have to the conservation of the animals involved? Read our next installment of Making Waves to learn more.

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 … Continued

Voices of Maui Nui | Sharing Mana’o with Ekolu Lindsey

Inā mālama ‘oe i ke kai, mālama no ke kai iā ‘oe If you care for the ocean, the ocean will care for you  A shining example of sustainability and cultural preservation in action, Edwin “Ekolu” Lindsey reminds us that we all share a responsibility to walk lightly, live mindfully and get involved in our community to take care of our natural resources.  As the son of local legend Ed Lindsey, Ekolu continues the legacy of bringing the … Continued

Maui Whale Festival is fun for the entire family!

Each year since 1980, Pacific Whale Foundation puts on the Maui Whale Festival, a series of events throughout the month of February to celebrate and educate about the marine animal they have been working for the past 40 years to protect – the humpback whale. There are plenty of fun and educational activities for you … Continued