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MAKING WAVES – FISHERIES INTERACTIONS PART II: POLICY

Alicia Wood
03/15/21

Written by Conservation Coordinator Shelby Serra https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3IrYg7fisNQ The previous installment of our series on fisheries interactions touched on the commercial fishing industry’s interactions with whales and dolphins, examining the many factors that play a role in the bycatch of cetaceans in fishing gear including gear type and status (active or abandoned), fishing...

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Pacific Whale Foundation’s Marine Tourism Advocacy Agenda

Alicia Wood
02/02/21

Author: Conservation Coordinator Shelby Serra Nature-based experiences can contribute to individuals’ connection to nature and intentions toward sustainable environmental behaviors . —(Clark et. al. 2019)   After exploring the ins and outs of responsible wildlife-watching rules globally and in the US in the previous installment,...

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Making Waves – Whales: Please View Responsibly

Alicia Wood
01/07/21

Author: Conservation Coordinator Shelby Serra Research conducted opportunistically aboard PWF Eco-Adventures Australia's commercial vessel. Whales were not approached closer than 100 meters, per Australian regulations Intimately observing a humpback whale breach or a mother lovingly shepherd her calf below the brine is a once-in-a-lifetime experience rich with promise. As discussed in the previous...

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Making Waves – From Whale Hunting to Whale Watching

Alicia Wood
12/22/20

Author: Conservation Coordinator Shelby Serra EMBRACING RESPONSIBLE WHALE WATCHING  Although wildlife viewing is crucial to the conservation of animals, it can be detrimental if not properly conducted.  Few experiences rival the rush of seeing a whale breach from the bow of a boat or the playful escort...

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MAKING WAVES – Marine Debris #1: An Overview

Alicia Wood
08/11/20

Author: Conservation Coordinator Shelby Serra From the smallest plastic straw to a 1000lb discarded fishing net, marine debris — trash that finds its way to the marine environment — is an issue that spans the globe. Whether a stream, river, lake, sea or ocean, all marine environments are subject to the damaging impacts of marine debris. ...

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Making Waves through the “Eco-Revolution”

Pacific Whale Foundation
09/19/14

While the individuals who comprise the term “ocean activists” all work towards a common goal, the reality is, “ocean activists” come in a variety of shapes and forms, and all are armed with unique talents.Some, for example, may use their...

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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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