First Kaua‘i ocean count sees 94 whales

Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

The number of volunteers expanded to include 14 people on Saturday during the first of three Sanctuary Ocean Counts scheduled for 2023, this one near the Ahukini State Recreational Pier.

LIHU‘E — The total number of whales observed on Kaua‘i tallied 94 during the first Sanctuary Ocean Count of 2023, according to Cindy Among-Serrao of the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation.