First of 3 whale Ocean Counts held Saturday

Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary volunteers Colleen Ogino and Marga Goosen use binoculars to scan the waters off Ahukini State Recreational Pier Saturday during the Sanctuary Ocean Count.

LIHU‘E — Sanctuary Ocean Count volunteer Colleen Ogino was hoping to see a breach Saturday at the Ahukini State Recreational Pier viewing site that was sunny, with a calm ocean and just enough of a breeze to keep things cool.