THE HUMPBACK WHALE
The waters of Maui County are the winter destination of the humpback whale, huge leviathans over 40 feet long and weighing over 40 tons. From November through May, they can often be seen from this point, caring for their young which are born here each year. Watch for their spouts and broad flukes as they surface, sometimes very close to shore.
These air-breathing mammals are the last members of a mighty family that once roamed the North Pacific. The people of Maui join with concerned citizens throughout the world in supporting programs aimed at protecting all whales, the gentle giants of the sea.SPONSORED BY THE LAHAINA ROTARY CLUB 1979
NOTE: The humpback whale is the official state marine mammal of Hawai'i.