Our research in Hawaii was initiated in 1980 and occurs in the four-island region of Maui, which includes the waters surrounding the islands of Maui, Kahoʻolawe, Lanaʻi and Molokaʻi. This area is a breeding ground for humpback whales belonging to the Hawai‘i Distinct Population Segment (DPS) and a variety of resident dolphin populations. We study these populations using both systematic and opportunistic data collection methods. Some of our current studies are described below.
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.