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Welcome Home the Whales: Online Auction & Event| November 4-14
Don't delay, Bid today! Bidding has begun for Pacific Whale Foundation's Welcome Home the Whales Online Auction. We will continue to add new items as they are received through the end of this exciting event on November 14. Check out the items and REGISTER TO BID HERE!
And, don't forget to join us for an in-person event from 4pm-7pm on November 17! OCEAN Vodka Organic Farm and Distillery, a PWF partner, announces a unique event open to the public celebrating our marine conservation efforts. Food and beverages will be available for purchase, and 10% of all monies received will benefit PWF programs. If you are an on-island auction winner on November 14, join us at the event on November 17 to pick up your item!
Starting November 11, Pacific Whale Foundation researchers are partnering with Marine Mammal Research Program, University of Hawai'i to conduct a dedicated field effort off the island of Lana'i. Using our research vessel, Ocean Protector, the team will survey the waters off of and behind Lana'i for 10 days, searching for whales and dolphins. Our priority for this project is locating false killer whales and deploying suction-cup tags on them to learn how they use the waters of Maui Nui, but we will also collect photo-ID, acoustic recordings and more. Please join us in sending them good luck and calm seas.
Things You May Have Missed:
2022 Society for Marine Mammalogy| Watch Recordings
At the recent Society for Marine Mammalogy conference, PWF researchers delivered 5 presentations on topics including: the use of drones to measure rapid weight loss in pygmy killer whales, the impacts of swim-with-whale tours in Australia, fishery-related injuries to dolphins in Maui Nui, the Whale and Dolphin Tracker app, and spatial overlap between vessel traffic and dolphins in Maui Nui.
Click HERE to watch the presentation recordings. ~>~>~>~>~>~>~>~>~>~>~>
PWF on PBS| Streaming Now
You can still access the latest episode of the PBS program Changing Seas to feature our very own PWF researchers!
They discuss one of the five threats to whales and dolphins that we are working to mitigate with your help - climate change.
PWF at the Smithsonian| Watch Now Did you happen to miss PWF Chief Biologist Stephanie Stack's two, free science lectures through the Smithsonian's
Virtual Earth Optimism Lecture series? Click the link next to each lecture below to watch a recording!
Hope for Humpbacks - Click HERE to watch the recording. Elevating Women in Science - Click HERE to watch the recording. >~>~>~>~>~>~>~>~>~>~>
Here's to the Next 40 Years
Aloha and welcome to the Pacific Whale Foundation Member Portal! Starting in 2021, individuals who choose to live our mission with us through a PWF membership will have access to early and exclusive content. This portal will provide you with the latest news, VIP event invitations, updates from our Programs Team and more.
We are so excited to launch this new and improved program that will engage our global 'ohana (that's YOU!) and share research, education and conservation experiences that we encounter every day.