Humpback whale seen cruising in Hanama‘ulu Bay

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    A young humpback whale displays sailing behavior Tuesday in Hanama‘ulu Bay. The term comes from the appearance that the whale’s fluke is acting like a sail, possibly pushing it along.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    A humpback whale displaying logging behavior makes a mini blow minutes before changing to the sailing behavior Tuesday in Hanama‘ulu Bay. When a whale lies quietly at the surface, it is said to be logging. Whales are voluntary breathers and cannot sleep as we do. Scientists believe they rest part of their brains through logging while the active portion of their brain keeps them aware of the environment.

AHUKINI — People reported sightings of a humpback whale in Hanamaulu Bay Tuesday.

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