Humpback whales may steer clear of Hawaiʻi due to climate change

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    A humpback whale comes up for air somewhere in Hawai‘i waters in this undated photo.

MANOA — Humpback whales may one day avoid Hawaiian waters due to climate change and rising green house gasses, according the findings of a new paper published in Frontiers in Marine Science by a team of researchers including three University of Hawai‘i at Manoa graduate students.