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British Couple Nearly Crushed by Humpback Whale

British Couple Nearly Crushed by Humpback Whale

If you need another reason, besides staying dry, better sight lines and comfort, to book a whale watch trip on a larger boat like those sailed by Hawaii Ocean Project versus a smaller, rubber boat, you can add safety to the list. A British couple kayaking in Monterey...

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Maui Brown Water Advisory

Maui Brown Water Advisory

Just a quick heads up... if you're planning on swimming near the shore of Maui and the water appears brown, it's advised you stay out of the water. Basically, a brown water advisory means the water is contaminated. If the water near your beach appears clear, you can...

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How To Prepare For A Windy Day Whale Watch

How To Prepare For A Windy Day Whale Watch

The weather on Maui has been rough this winter. Between the wind and the rain, it feels like the Pacific Northwest. At least the temperatures remain warm and the Polar Vortex didn't reach Hawaii! Even though the temps are still nice, windy conditions can create...

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Snow on Maui? Snow on Maui!

Snow on Maui? Snow on Maui!

We've had some crazy weather here on Maui in 2019. Granted, our 75 degrees with rain and wind is, well, paradise compared to what the folks in the midwest and northeast are going through right now, but this much wind and rain is unusual. What's more unusual? Snow....

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Welcome Back The Whales!

Welcome Back The Whales!

After spending the summer consuming roughly 5,000 pounds of food in Alaska, the humpback whales are completing their arduous 3,000 mile journey to Hawaii. How lucky we are! Though we witness these 30-ton beauties every winter, the sight of a humpback whale breaching...

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Where are the Humpback Whales?

Where are the Humpback Whales?

Over the past three years, it appears the number of humpback whales coming to Hawaii for the winter are declining. This finding is based not only on hard counts of the whales, but also on the diminishing number of males that have been recorded singing. Finally, and...

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What Hawaii’s Sunscreen Ban Means for You

What Hawaii’s Sunscreen Ban Means for You

On July 1, 2018, Hawaii became the first state in the country to ban certain chemicals found in a majority of the sunscreens available to the public. Though the ban does not go into effect until January 1, 2021, here is a brief explanation for why the ban is being put...

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Why Hurricanes Rarely Hit Hawaii

Why Hurricanes Rarely Hit Hawaii

Hurricane season in Hawaii usually falls between the months of June and November. However, as exemplified by Hurricane Lane, hurricanes, or tropical cyclones, rarely strike the Hawaiian islands directly. In fact, in nearly 150 years, only three hurricanes have reached...

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Mysterious Whale-Dolphin Hybrid Found in Hawaii

Mysterious Whale-Dolphin Hybrid Found in Hawaii

A rare dolphin-whale hybrid is swimming in the waters of Hawaii. Marine researcher Dr. Robin Baird**, of the non-profit Cascadia Research Collective, told The Garden Isle this hybrid is a "most unusual finding". The hybrid has been given the scientific name steno...

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The Ultimate Guide to Fishing on Maui

The Ultimate Guide to Fishing on Maui

Some people come to Maui for the beach, others for the hiking, most for relaxation. But if you're coming to Maui and want to try your hand at fishing, there are some things you need to know. In this article, we'll talk about regulations, where you might want to fish...

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