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68 whales spotted by volunteers off Hawai‘i Island on last day of Great Whale Count

A total of 1,121 whales were observed across the state by volunteers for the Great Whale Count on March 25.

Volunteers count 997 humpback whales in Hawaiian Islands on Saturday

Maui volunteers spotted the most humpback whales on Feb. 25 with 596, followed by O’ahu with 232, the Big Island with 105 and 64 for Kaua’i.

What happened to Moon? The injured humpback whale hasnʻt been seen in weeks

Moon’s story is about tenacity and tragedy, sadness and anger — a heartbreaking tale that sheds light on the need for more awareness in hopes of saving other humpbacks from the same painful and agonizing fate.

Fishermen Spot First Humpback Whale of the Season off South Maui

The first humpback whale of the 2022-23 season was spotted in South Maui today, according to Mauinow.com.

Pacific Whale Foundation’s Online Ocean Camp Returns

The Pacific Whale Foundation is giving keiki throughout the islands a chance to have some online ocean fun again this summer.

Volunteers Perform Final Whale Count of the Season

The annual Whale Count ended Saturday, March 26, where volunteers recorded a total of 136 whale sightings between 10-10:15 a.m. across the main Hawaiian Islands, the most of any time period throughout the day’s count.

Humpback Whales Counted, Observed From Shorelines of Main Hawaiian Islands

Eighty-seven trained site leaders gathered data from the shores of the Big Island, Kaua‘i and O‘ahu during the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Ocean Count and from Maui during the Great Whale Count by Pacific Whale Foundation, the first of three coordinated whale counts between the two organizations in 2022.

The Count of Humpback Whales in Hawai‘i Has Begun

Nearly 200 Humpback whales were seen Saturday morning across the state.

109 Whales Counted from Big Island to Kaua‘i

More than 430 volunteers gathered data from the shores of the Big Island, O‘ahu and Kaua‘i.

Humpback Whale Placenta Found

The Pacific Whale Foundation’s reports that their raft the Ocean Journey, on its first whale watch of the day, came across a humpback placenta in the water.

VIDEO: Emaciated Humpback Makes Early Appearance, Tailed by Tiger Shark

In an untimely appearance, a humpback whale was spotted in Maui waters off the coast of Lahaina on Aug. 25 well ahead of the traditional whale season…