Tag: Fact of the Week | Pacific Whale Foundation

FACT OF THE WEEK: The Name Game

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08/20/14

FACT OF THE WEEK: Bottlenose dolphins may address each other by name! MORE ON THIS: Recent research has suggested that bottlenose dolphins have individually unique signature whistles that are equivalent to human names. During the first few months of life,...

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FACT OF THE WEEK: Whale Tale

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08/11/14

FACT OF THE WEEK: The underside of a whale’s tail, called the flukes, is not the only characteristic that can be used to photo-identify baleen whales. MORE ON THIS: You may already know that humpback whales have individually unique tail...

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FACT OF THE WEEK: Can’t Touch This

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07/16/14

FACT OF THE WEEK: Zoonotic disease Brucellosis found shared between marine mammals and humans. MORE ON THIS: Zoonotic diseases are those which can be passed between humans and animals. Brucella spp. is the genus of bacteria which causes the zoonotic disease Brucellosis,...

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FACT OF THE WEEK: Hitchhikers

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06/30/14

FACT OF THE WEEK: Humpback whales are home to three different species of barnacles and one species of whale lice MORE ON THIS: The relationship between these barnacles and humpback whales is an example of commensalism, where one species benefits and...

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Hawaii Visitor Update

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.

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