Whale Ocean Count modified due to COVID-19

  • Howard Jennings / Special to The Garden Island file

    A humpback whale breaches completely out of the water off Kaua‘i.

  • Courtesy of the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Permit No. 782-1719

    Two-thirds of north Pacific humpbacks raise their calves in Hawaiian waters each year.

LIHU‘E — The whales are back, as evidenced by the numerous sightings and, more recently, the incident with an entangled whale off the Po‘ipu shoreline.