Tag: marine debris | Pacific Whale Foundation

PWF Marine Debris Action Plan Partnership

Pacific Whale Foundation
08/27/18

In concert with our core research, education and conservation work focused on marine mammals, Pacific Whale Foundation began to research marine debris in 2013 when we noticed how much floating trash we were encountering during whale and dolphin surveys. By...

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Going Plastic Free

jennymroberts
07/12/18

We all contribute to the plastic waste problem, so we should all contribute to the solution. While recycling is a good thing to do, to truly tackle this problem we must reduce the amount of plastic we are creating in...

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Reuse or Refuse Drinking Straws

jessicamccordic
05/15/18

Plastic straws are one of the top 10 marine debris items collected during beach clean-ups worldwide. They are polluting the oceans and injuring, even killing, marine wildlife. Many plastic products we use only once, and then throw away. These single-use plastics...

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No butts on the beach!

jennymroberts
10/11/17

Pacific Whale Foundation received an outreach and education grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)'s Marine Debris Program in the summer of 2016. As a recipient of this grant, it’s our goal to: Educate the public about marine...

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A Dynamic Disequilibrium

maddieburesh
07/31/17

When we go on whalewatches, we are entering the world of humpback whales to encounter them in their natural environment. Passengers and crew are often astounded by the diverse behaviors and characteristics of these animals, but occasionally we are also...

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Naturalist Spotlight: Maddie Buresh

Lauren Fritz
06/11/17

"So what brought you out here? And ... how? How did you do it?" [gallery type="rectangular" ids="2980,2981,2982"] We get this question a lot. Many folks are fascinated by the steps it takes to become a Pacific Whale Foundation certified Marine Naturalist....

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The Last Straw

jennymroberts
03/27/17

What’s the big deal about having a straw in my drink? Fact: 500 million plastic straws are used and thrown away every day in the U.S. alone. Shocking, right? That’s why, as of July 2016, PacWhale Eco-Adventures no longer serves plastic drinking straws on...

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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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