Tag: Trivia | Pacific Whale Foundation

Fluke-Up Feeding in Hawaiian Waters

Stephanie Stack
03/04/16

In the past few weeks our office has received numerous calls from concerned citizens about seeing a whale in distress.  The whale observed is spending long periods of time at the surface with its flukes extended above the water’s surface.  Some...

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FACT OF THE WEEK: Hairy Humpback Whales

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06/07/15

FACT OF THE WEEK: Humpback whales have hair! MORE ON THIS: You probably know that whales and dolphins are marine mammals. Marine mammals, like terrestrial or land mammals, must have a certain set of characteristics to be called mammals - these...

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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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What do Whales and Cats have in common?

Stephanie Stack
08/15/14

Marine mammals have a reflective layer behind the retina of their eye called tapetum lucidum, which is Latin for "bright tapestry". It is this same reflective layer that causes the eyes of cats to glow at night. This layer enhances...

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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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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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