Canada Bans Captivity of Whales and Dolphins

Canada Bans Captivity of Whales and Dolphins

In a good bit of conservation news, Canada has banned the captivity and breeding of whales, dolphins and porpoises across the country. The Ending the Captivity of Whales and Dolphins Act, AKA the “Free Willy” bill, introduced in 2015, was signed into law...
Saying Aloha to the Whales

Saying Aloha to the Whales

It’s that sad time of year when the North Pacific Humpback Whales depart Hawaii. At the time of this writing (mid-April), the whales are still abundant, but we are definitely seeing fewer than we saw last month. So, if you happen to be on Maui through the end of...
Can Maui’s Coral Reefs Be Saved?

Can Maui’s Coral Reefs Be Saved?

Finally some good news for Maui’s coral reefs. After years of declining health, it appears the state may be able to enhance the resiliency of our coral reefs. A recent survey of over 51 sites in Maui’s south (Kihei side) and west (Lahaina side) shores showed the...
Why are Hawaii’s Whale Populations Declining?

Why are Hawaii’s Whale Populations Declining?

In an upcoming article scheduled for release in the journal “Royal Society Open Science” titled “Fluctuating reproductive rates in Hawaii’s humpback whales, Megaptera novaeangliae, reflect recent climate anomalies in the North Pacific”, Rachel Cartwright of California...