Tag: Ocean conservation | Pacific Whale Foundation

PWF Adopts Official Sunscreen Policy

Pacific Whale Foundation
10/04/19

Coral reefs are vital for ocean ecosystems, supporting a quarter of all marine species, but there are many increasing threats to the health of the world’s coral, and Hawai‘i’s coral specifically. In 1999, The Hawaii Division of Aquatic Resources (DAR)...

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World Ocean Day Results 2019

Alicia Wood
06/22/19

World Oceans Day is an annual celebration of the ocean, its importance to our lives, and how each of us can protect it, no matter where we live. Held on June 08, this year’s theme was ‘Together We Can’, encouraging...

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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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Promising partnership in Guatemala

Selket
04/07/15

Whalewatching continues to grow globally with new markets emerging. Guatemala is the latest country seeking to develop whale watch operations off its Pacific coast focusing on the annual migration of humpback whales that migrate through their waters December through June....

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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...

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The Plastic Problem

Pacific Whale Foundation
08/05/14

Plastics are everywhere - from cell phones to soda bottles, to trash on the beach and in our oceans. Yet while our lives are dominated by plastic, plastics and their environmental impacts are still largely misunderstood by many people. [gallery link="none" columns="1"...

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Field Report from Chile

Selket
07/30/14

Chile’s Chiloé Island and its surrounding waters serve as a crucial feeding ground for blue whales of the southern hemisphere, a migratory route for several bird species, and are a key area for the critically endangered southeast population of southern...

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Hawai’i Conservation Conference

laurenblickley2014
07/17/14

Today marked the final day of the 22nd annual Hawai'i Conservation Conference, where the "who's who" of the protection and management of Hawaiian ecosystems descend upon the island of O'ahu to discuss issues such as coral reef health, marine mammal protection,...

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COVID-19 UPDATE

Our thoughts go out to all that are being impacted by COVID-19. With a team dedicated to our response to this pandemic, we are meeting regularly to ensure the continuation of programs and services that allow our mission work to continue.

Pacific Whale Foundation’s leadership team is closely monitoring updates from the Center for Disease Control and the World Health Organization regarding COVID-19. We will continue to seek guidance from these agencies, public health officials and government agencies on an ongoing basis.

The role that our organization plays in keeping people connected for the sake of the environment is incredibly important in times like these. If we all take the proper precautions and continue to treat each other with kindness and care, we’ll get through this together.

How is PacWhale Eco-Adventures addressing COVID-19?

-Following guidance from Hawaii State and County officials, PacWhale is suspending Eco Tours and our Retail Store operations from March 20th – April 30th. 

- To support our employees, we are offering paid, temporary emergency sick leave, restricting all non-essential business travel, deep cleaning work areas, offering teleworking and flexible work schedules, and continuing to communicate updates and reinforce good hygiene practices.

How is Pacific Whale Foundation addressing COVID-19?

-Spring Break Ocean Camp has been cancelled.

-Keiki Whalewatches are being cancelled for the remainder of the season.

- Our marine research and conservation programs will continue to run without disruption.