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First whale of season spotted off Maui coast

The first humpback whale sighting was reported this morning 2.3 miles off the west coast of Maui.
Megan Haertling, spokeswoman for the Pacific Whale Foundation, said that Capt. Chris Howard, skipper of the catamaran Alii Nui, reported seeing a single young male whale at 9:35 a.m.
She said humpback whales migrate nearly 3,000 miles from Alaska where they feed during the summer to breed and deliver calves in Hawaiian waters during the winter.
“The greatest number of sightings are in February and March,” Haertling said.
For more information go to www.pacificwhale.org or call (808) 249-8811.
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