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The Great Maui Whale Count

Volunteer to help count humpback whales!
February 19, 2010

The Great Maui Whale Count

Maui South Shore Homes

By Mark Harbison

The Great Maui Whale Count, which is an annual event hosted by the Pacific Whale Foundation, will take place on February 27th. Researchers and Staff work with volunteers every year to count sightings of humpback whales from many Maui shores.

Last year, there were over two hundred volunteers. Like last year, this count will take place over a span of a few hours, from 8a.m. to 12 noon. Last year's sightings tallied up at 1,010. This was less than the record 1,726 sightings from the year before, but the weather was more difficult last year, which may have been responsible for some of the difference. There were still lower counts from areas where the weather was fairer, however.

Based on previous whale counts over the past several years, it seems the numbers have been cyclical. Years ending in an odd number have been lower while those ending in an even number have been higher. If that holds true, we should expect a higher whale count this year than the 1,010 last year. Researchers from the Pacific Whale Foundation have suggested that it may be a breeding cycle among females of these populations.

Last year, there were thirteen counting sites in South and West Maui areas from Makena to Kapalua. Another site was located on the North Shore at Hookipa.

The Pacific Whale Foundation is eager to get volunteers on board with this count, so if you are interested, call Foundation's Volunteer Coordinator Kelly Vough at (808) 856-8320 or email kelly@pacificwhale.org.


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Blogs for February 2010

Alice in Wonderland Benefit for Maui Food Bank

Posted on February 26, 2010
Alice in Wonderland Benefit for Maui Food Bank

By Mark Harbison

In light of the economic struggles that some members of the Maui community are dealing with, the timing has never been better for doing your part to help.

Molly Jacobson, a local food writer and blogger is hosting a fundraiser at Whole… Continue Reading

The Great Maui Whale Count

Posted on February 19, 2010
The Great Maui Whale Count

By Mark Harbison

The Great Maui Whale Count, which is an annual event hosted by the Pacific Whale Foundation, will take place on February 27th. Researchers and Staff work with volunteers every year to count sightings of humpback whales from many Maui shores.

Last year, there were over… Continue Reading

Stimulus Health Funding for Hawaii

Posted on February 12, 2010
Stimulus Health Funding for Hawaii

By Mark Harbison

The recent buzz is that Hawaii has received $912,713 in federal funds to support projects and programs to promote nutrition, physical activity and to combat smoking.

This money is, of course, part of the $119 million in stimulus funds that were given to the U.S.… Continue Reading

Maui Class on Marketing Your Business

Posted on February 05, 2010
Maui Class on Marketing Your Business

By Mark Harbison

The Maui County Business Resource Center is hosting another good class to bolster businesses in Maui's economy.

There are plenty of intrepid Maui entrepreneurs with excellent business ideas. Often, when you come up with one, it just clicks. You wonder why you never thought… Continue Reading

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