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Articles Bring Awareness to HOP Maui Whale Research Efforts

These fantastic articles bring to light the extent of our contributions toward maui whale research
March 07, 2015

It was just about a week ago that we blogged about our charitable contribution to Whale Tales 2015, and of our excitement to have been involved with such a fantastic cause. It seems like our friends at the Maui Time and Lahaina News took notice of our efforts to raise funds for legitimate research, because they wrote two wonderful articles about us. We were as excited to see it as we are to share it here, because it is assisting us in spreading awareness of our passion - supporting legitimate, peer-reviewed research on the study of cetaceans and the marine ecosystem.

As mentioned in both articles we were able to present researchers with a $6,000 check - money that was generated throughout the previous whale watching season. Since our inception, we have contributed in excess of $80,000 to researchers who scientifically investigate marine life. We'd like to extend a big mahalo, or thank you, to everyone who has supported us over the years, and with gratitude look forward to being able to continue to contribute to legitimate research with your help in the years to come.


(From left to right, receiving $6,000 to further their research): whale researcher and author Dr. Jim Darling, underwater videographer Jason Sturgis, whale researcher and Whale Trust Executive Director Dr. Meagan Jones-Gray, and Hawaii Ocean Project Program Coordinator Amy Fonarow.
Photo provided by Amy Fonarow

If you are interested in supporting our cause then you'll be glad to know that there are so many ways you can help; whether you're booking a whale watch, becoming a member, or making a direct donation, you're contributing to the continued support of marine research. We appreciate your support, and want you to know that our researchers do too.

Blogs for March 2015

52-Hertz Kickstarter Goal Met

Posted on March 23, 2015
52-Hertz Kickstarter Goal Met

Earlier this month we wrote about how 52-Hertz’s story had been gaining momentum in the media, catching the eye of actor Adrian Grenier (of Entourage fame.) Our Program Director, Amy Fonarow, has been keeping herself apprised on this story and wanted us to share with everyone that… Continue Reading

Go on a Molokai Adventure with Hawaii Ocean Project

Posted on March 16, 2015

Whether this is your first visit to the Hawaiian Islands or you call Hawaii home, Molokai is a place that needs to be on your bucket list of places to visit; its lush and unspoiled beauty hearken back to the days of old Hawaii. Nicknamed the "The Friendly… Continue Reading

52-Hertz: The Loneliest Whale in the World

Posted on March 09, 2015

Imagine living your life trying to find someone who speaks your language but for decades finding no one to communicate with; this is the life that 52-Hertz lives. 52-Hertz, named for the unconventional frequency of his voice, has spent his life thus far calling out to other whales… Continue Reading

Articles Bring Awareness to HOP Maui Whale Research Efforts

Posted on March 07, 2015

It was just about a week ago that we blogged about our charitable contribution to Whale Tales 2015, and of our excitement to have been involved with such a fantastic cause. It seems like our friends at the Maui Time and Lahaina News took notice of our efforts… Continue Reading

45 Ton Entangled Humpback Whale Freed After a Week

Posted on March 02, 2015
Freed Willy:
45-Ton Entangled Humpback Whale Freed After a Week

An entangled humpback was first spotted on February 13th near the Big Island trailing hundreds of feet of heavy gauge line – some that was partially embedded in its tail. Due to inclement weather and other extenuating circumstances, no immediate response… Continue Reading

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