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Maui Celebrates World Whale Day in February

 

Hawaii’s oceans are famously known as the home of the humpback whale during the winter months, when they migrate to breed their young. They can be seen breaching off Hawaii’s shores allowing many visitors and residents a closer look at these massive mammals in their natural habitat through whale-watching tours.

The Pacific Whale Foundation is committed to protecting Hawaii’s oceans and the creatures that call it home, and every year they host World Whale Day to honor the humpback whales that come to Maui each winter. This year, the HTA-supported event, which has become one of the most popular events on Maui, will be held on Saturday, Feb. 16. Last year the event drew more than 18,000 visitors and residents who came to celebrate and experience this seasonal phenomenon.  

“World Whale Day is a great event that not only provides visitors and residents with a day full of fun, but also creates interest in and drives awareness about the humpback whales that visit our oceans every winter,” said Caroline Anderson, HTA Maui County liaison. “Humpback whale season is something that is unique to our Hawaiian Islands, and we are pleased to support this and other events that highlight our one-of-a-kind destination.”

World Whale Day kicks off at 9 a.m. with the Parade of Whales followed by live entertainment, great food, a children’s carnival, and environmental and educational displays at Kalama Park. The festivities will end at 7 p.m.
 

For more information on the event and the Pacific Whale Foundation, click here.

 

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