February 18th World Whale Day

World Whale Day – February 18th

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Founded in 1980 in Maui, Hawaii, today honors the humpback whale during the Maui Whale Festival put on by the Pacific Whale Foundation. The whales are regular visitors in the area and have long been honored with the natives there.

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These are among the largest mammals on earth and are said to be very gentle often coming to the rescue of swimmers and surfers.

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How to celebrate – Learn more about whales. Go to Hawaii! Become a member of the Pacific Whale Foundation.