PWF News

PWF News

Maui artisans, environmental organizations and restaurant or food truck owners are invited to apply for booths at Pacific Whale Foundation's 34th Annual World Whale Day Celebration, which will be held on Saturday, February 15 at Kalama Park in Kihei from 9:00 a.m. to  7:00 p.m. There is also a need for parade participants in the Parade of Whales which launches the event.

A humpback whale calf was freed of a life-threatening entanglement yesterday, December 18, off the coast of Lana'i. 

Recent "first responder" training for Pacific Whale Foundation naturalists and captains who might encounter injured or entangled whales was put to good use on three days in a row this week, as Pacific Whale Foundation vessels discovered and responded to three different whales in trouble.  

In addition to the gifts under the tree, give your child the gift of fun, adventure and discovery by enrolling them in Pacific Whale Foundation's Ocean Camp Winter Session.
The popular camp,  led by professional marine educators from Pacific Whale Foundation, will take place on December 26 and December 27, as well as from December 30 to January 3, at Pacific Whale Foundation's Discovery Center in Ma'alaea. 

Celebrate the joy of the season on a special Christmas cruise with Pacific Whale Foundation. This nonprofit organization will be offering two special cruises on Christmas Day: a Christmas Brunch Cruise at 11:30 am and a Christmas Dinner Cruise departing at 5:00 pm.. All of the Christmas cruises will depart from Lahaina Harbor.

Pacific Whale Foundation's popular Island Rhythms Sunset Cocktail Cruise, formerly available only on Friday nights from Ma'alaea Harbor, will also be available this winter on select Saturday evenings from Lahaina Harbor. 

Dr. Emmanuelle Martinez, Senior Research Scientist at Pacific Whale Foundation, will be presenting Pacific Whale Foundation's findings from its modeling study of the potential for vessel collisions with humpback whales off Maui, at the 20th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals in Dunedin, New Zealand from December 9 through 13.

Pacific Whale Foundation Founder and Executive Director Greg Kaufman delivered a presentation on new technology to aid research on whalewatch vessels at the "Technical Symposium on Sustainable Management of Cetaceans in Latin America and the Caribbean" held from December 3 to December 5, 2013 in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia. He was an invited guest speaker at the symposium, which focused on helping local communities in the Caribbean, South and Central America generate income from whale and dolphin watching while also protecting cetacean species. 

Sign up early -- by December 31 at the latest -- to take advantage of the Early Entry Rates for participants in Pacific Whale Foundation's annual Run and Walk for the Whales. Scheduled for Saturday, February 1, 2014, this is one of Maui's largest fun runs and walking events. More than 700 visitors and Maui residents participated last year. 
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