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COURTESY WHALE TRUST MAUI A pair of “dancing” humpback whales and a breaching whale, below, off the coast of Maui.
COURTESY OF THE DOLPHIN INSTITUTE / NOAA PERMIT #1071 Adam Pack, equipped with a video camera in an underwater housing and a hand-held sonar device prepares to measure the body size of this female humpback whale in waters off Maui.
FLIP NICKLIN/MINDEN PICTURES/ COURTESY WHALE TRUST MAUI / NMFS PERMIT # 753. A mother and calf humpback whale swim together off the coast of Maui.
COURTESY WHALE TRUST MAUI Scientists do not yet understand what role males’ singing plays during mating.