For all the whale lovers on Maui: please join us in Pa'ia TONIGHT for a beautiful and inspiring event produced by Radha Divine to benefit the whales. 'Get the buoy in the water' is the motto for this event. We need to raise money to put our buoy back in the ocean to broadcast the live whalesong to the world - for free! Please join us in Pa'ia or if you are not around please support our mission with a donation. Mahalo nui!
The Captains Log
For a Healthy Planet
Whalesong Benefit Party TONIGHT!
What is the Significance of the Whales?
As we navigate these challenging times on Planet Earth, and sail into a new year, I ponder the importance of the oceans and the whales, and what we can do. Much scientific data has been collected about these large creatures. We know they were nearly hunted into extinction, and that their numbers are increasing under the protection of national and international laws. We know a lot about their size, weight, habits, migration patterns. We know that their songs are sung in patterns that meet the definition of what we humans define as music.
We also know that humans are very curious about whales, and that there are thriving businesses here and across the globe that specialize in catering to our desire to get close to them. Here on Maui, many people have arrived for respite from the cold and a chance to go out and see our whales. Many whales are also arriving to give birth in these warm and friendly waters. Very soon we will be in "peak season."
We have based our operations here on Maui for ten years now, and have learned a lot about the whales and the people who love them, and the people who study them. We still have a lot to learn. We are still working on finding our place in this world. We want to contribute to increasing the awareness of the importance of the whales and the health of the oceans. If nothing else, the whales are a reminder of the fact that the actions of humans can drive a species to extinction or the brink of extinction...and that we humans can also take action collectively to make things better.
Despite the challenges of the economy for the past two years we are still hoping to be back in the ocean again this year, for our 11th season. Thank you to all of you who have supported us in this endeavor with time, money, expertise, encouragement. From the Whalesong Project, best wishes to all of you out there for a happy and healthy New Year.
Team Maui is working on the buoy and is making progress. Avery helped Dan open up the electronics chamber to begin testing.
Paypal button is working again!
Great holiday gift plus support for The Whalesong Project
Make someone beloved happy with a wonderful and meaningful gift. Grace Mantle Studios offers this limited edition signed fine art print on archival paper and $25 per sale will be for The Whalesong project. We do appreciate this help very much and encourage you to visit the online shop.
Artist Grace Mantle about her experience during the creation of this wonderful piece of art : "I was living in east Maui when I painted it, and during the time I was meditating and working on the image, the whales would appear in dramatic ways!
Whales are being reported all around Maui now
We have heard reports now of sitings off of Kipahulu, Lahaina, Maʻalaea, Hoʻokipa and Hana. Itʻs always an exciting time here on Maui when the Koholā return.
Thank you again to Michael Nolan for allowing us to use this beautiful photo of a mother and calf.
And big big thanks to Markus and Carsten with Whalesong Germany for bringing this new website online for us. It is just being launched, so we appreciate your patience while all of the new features become active over the next few weeks.
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