Where are the Hawaiian Humpback Whales?

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Disturbing news is coming in from the tourist industries, conservationists and the researchers in Hawaii & Alaska.

The North Pacific Humpback Whale population may be on the decline.

In 2016, these very whales were taken off the Endangered Species Act- Scientists now need to understand where they are and if any protections need to be put in place.

To do this, we need planes up in the sky immediately to do an accurate survey of whale numbers around the Hawaiian Islands, before the whale season ends In March
Three well respected Whale Researchers are donating their time and efforts
Dr. Joe Mobley of the University of Hawaii, Dr. Mark Deakos of the Hawaii Association for Marine Education and Research (HAMER), and Dr. Adam Pack of the University of Hawaii have already raised $8000 for two flights.

Please Help them complete the third and final flight.
An additional $3000 is needed to complete the third and final flight on Feb 28.
Please help us - any amount helps and your donation is tax deductable.

All those that donate will be sent updates after the final flight, including aerial photos of humpbacks and our findings from all 3 flights.

More information about Hawaii Association for Marine Education and Research Inc: To promote the orotection. conservatlon. education of Hawall's marine resources to the local communltv in the State of Hawall

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THREE MORE DAYS TO RAISE ENOUGH FUNDS TO COMPLETE OUR THIRD AND FINAL CRITICAL AERIAL SURVEY! Since people have donated through various means, we are pleased to announce that we are just about there! PLEASE HELP US GET OVER THE FINISH LINE!

Attached is a humpback sightings map from our first two surveys this season. As you can see, our humpbacks have always loved and still love the shallows in the Auau channel and Penguin Banks around Maui Nui. These critical surveys will allow us to establish a relative abundance for humpback whales for the 2019 season to compare with previous year surveys. This is critical for establishing a baseline for next year's surveys and understanding if they are in fact declining as some evidence suggests.

Let's get the numbers we need for effective management of this population! A huge mahalo to those who have supported this very important work!
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Hawaii Association for Marine Education and Research Inc
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