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Great Whale Count seeks assistance counting humpbacks

  • Courtesy Pacific Whale Foundation

    Volunteers participate in the annual Great Whale Count on Maui. To volunteer, register in advance at mauiwhalefestival.org/greatwhalecount. Counts will take place on Kauai, Oahu and the Big Island on Saturday and again on Feb. 23 and March 30.

  • COURTESY PACIFIC WHALE FOUNDATION

    The Pacific Whale Foundation is interested in the recent shift in humpback whale populations within Maui County waters, and the counts provide a snapshot of trends.

The Pacific Whale Foundation will once again host the Great Whale Count on Saturday, inviting volunteers and citizen scientists to count whales from shore as part of a long-term survey of humpback whales in Hawaii. Read more

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