What’s New

Welcome Whale Tales 2015 Presenters!

We are honored to welcome some of the world’s leading authorities in whale research to Whale Tales 2015!
Please join us at the Maui Theatre in Lahaina, February 14-15th for an unforgettable weekend.
All presentations listed below are free and open to the public, 10am-4pm. We hope to see you there!

Whale Tales 2015 Sponsorship Opportunities Now Available!

Planning is in full swing for Whale Tales 2015! We are lining up another outstanding group of presenters, fantastic receptions for networking, and whale watching opportunities with the experts BUT we need your help to make this event a success! Our goal is to raise $45,000 in individual and corporate sponsorships so that we can continue to offer this event free of charge and offer even more support for whale research on Maui.

Between now and December, every sponsorship dollar will go twice as far! Makana Aloha Foundation and Deborah and Michael Rybak have challenged us to meet their pledged funding support of $25,000.

Check out our individual and corporate sponsorship packages and help underwrite the costs of the event while enjoying all the perks of being a Whale Tales 2015 sponsor!

Individual Sponsorship Package

Corporate Sponsorship Package

New Scientific Paper Published 

For the past three years, Whale Trust has been working with researchers in Mexico, Japan and the Philippines to track how humpback song changes over space and time. This summer, Jim Darling published his preliminary findings in the journal Aquatic Biology. Click here to read the paper and see what we discovered!

Flip Nicklin Talks Story in Alert Diver 

In addition to being one of the great marine mammal photographers, Flip Nicklin is a fantastic storyteller. Anyone who has had the pleasure to meet him or attend one of his talks knows he has a way with words that put you right in the center of the action. Check out this article in Alert Diver and learn all about how Flip began his odyssey and what it’s like to spend life among whales.

2015 Whale Tales Challenge Match

We are pleased to announce that the Makana Aloha Foundation and Deborah and Michael Rybak have challenged Whale Trust Maui to raise $25,000 for Whale Tales 2015! Please help us meet our goal by becoming a sponsor or donating today!

Spring Fluke Database ID Drive

Help us raise $20,000 this summer to fund our new Fluke ID Database! Fluke ID’s lie at the heart of humpback whale research. Using markings on the underside of the tail fluke to identify individuals, we can learn vital information about individuals and populations ranging from age, lifespan, reproductive histories, migration patterns, population estimates and association patterns between individuals. Our goal is to create an interactive digital database of Fluke IDs that will allow community members to contribute!

Summer Sale!

Get our popular whale tail hoodies, limited edition Flip Nicklin rash guard and Whale Tales T-shirts now at a discounted price! Visit our online store to get one for yourself, friends and family and spread the word about these unique items!

Whale Trust Maui Research Team Debuts Drone

This winter, the Whale Trust Maui research team debuted our new research drone! While still in prototype stages, the new drone teases many new research techniques including measuring whales and capturing extended aerial footage of whale interactions. We are currently working on the next model for this upcoming whale season and are excited to see what the future holds!

Whale Tales 2014 Raises Over $56,000 for Whale Research in Maui

Whale Trust Maui, Center for Whale Studies and Hawaii Whale Research Foundation thank everyone for supporting whale research and education on Maui! Thanks to our many sponsors and participants we raised over $56,000 for whale research in and around Maui. We look forward to doing it again in 2015!