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Humpback whale counting connects volunteer to ocean

  • DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    June Kawamata (front), pictured with other volunteers at the Lanai Lookout last month, was the National Marine Sanctuary Ocean Count site leader for the past 20 years until her retirement this year.

Despite some anxiety over the late arrival of humpback whales to Hawaii waters this season, the majestic creatures are here, following patterns consistent with long-term observations, according to the Office of National Marine Sanctuaries. Read more

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