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Humpback Whales Increase

February 18, 2010
Maui Weekly
The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary created in 1992 constitutes one of the world’s most important humpback habitats, and the only place in U.S. coastal waters where humpbacks reproduce. Numbers are increasing each year. More than 3,500 humpbacks visit Maui’s waters to breed and bear their young through March or April before returning to North Pacific waters—reason enough for a month-long cetacean celebration in honor of Maui’s returning humpback whales.

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Returning humpbacks are cause for a cetacean celebration.
Photo: Pacific Whale Foundation



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