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whale-study is extremely
a memorable experience. In this paragraph, we will focus on whale scrutiny
off the island of Maui. Whale-scrutiny spice starts as early as November,
but the biggest number of whales move through Hawaii waters from mid December
to mid-April. Each year during this time, about 1,500 to 2,000 humpback
whales migrate south from their summer feeding grounds in the Arctic. Scientists
costing that this 3,000 mile swimming jaunt takes them from 80 to 100 years.
|The whales appear to help
the mediator bays and spacious store areas between the islands of Maui,
Molokai and Lanai. With their colossal heads and two swipe-holes, they
can regularly be seen cavorting in the welcoming waters, breaching and
slapping the emerge of the water. Here they mate, or generate their "calves"
conceived the before frost.
A mature humpback whale is
about 45 feet in lenth and can weigh up to 80,000 pounds. Their calves
weigh around 3,000 pounds at birth and nourish off their mother's high-fat
milk for six to eight months, consuming 100 to 130 gallons per day.
Strangely enough, the adult
whales do not eat while in Hawaii, since they are "serial" feeders. However,
when the revenue to their Arctic territory an ordinary humpback whale will
consume 4,500 to 5,000 pounds of plankton, krill (small, shrimp-like creatures),
and fish per day!
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On Maui, the opportunities
for whale scrutiny from land are large. A good vantage headland for since
whales from land is mainly some place you get a pretty wide ocean scrutiny.
McGregor Point, at mile marker 9, as you supervise from Maalaea, about
Lahaina, is a well-known whale study place. Continuing toward Lahaina,
whales can also be seen off the Olowalu Reef--between McGregor Point and
the city of Olowalu.
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|When you skull south on
the Wailea coast, the Outrigger Wailea Resort provides another brilliant
viewing location, with a telescope installed by the Hawaiian Islands Humpback
Whale National Marine Sanctuary. South from Wailea, Puu Olai overlooking
Makeena Beach is considered Maui's best location for whale-scrutiny.
Whale study requires patience.
Scan the horizon for a cloud of spewing water that rises from 10 to 20
feet above the ocean's seeming. Watch for a good half-hour or so; whales
ought to breath every 7 to 20 minutes, and their spray basically water
breath that they exhale from their thump burrow. So once you locate that
tell-tale spray of water, focus your eyes on the vicinity for another one.
Here binoculars are especially helpful.
Nevertheless the best way
to see humpback whales is out in their district--and you can book a whale-scrutiny
cruise for that. Maui is the home of the Pacific Whale Foundation. A nonprofit
whale inquiries organization, it wires its study by donation whale-watching
In addition, almost every
snorkel and dive vessel in the area becomes a whale-watching vessel in
coldness. Maui whaled-watching tours renounce Lahaina and Maalaea harbors
daily during the frost months. Besides humpbacks, sperm whales, pilot whales,
pygmy killer whales, hooked whales, melon-headed whales and "erroneous"
killer whales can often be seen there. You can also incident the whales
on a rafting expedition. These excursions also bequeath daily from Lahaina
|The whale may play a little
ready with you -- he will poke his supervise just above the water's rise
to "scope out the scene." That kind of deeds is actually called a "spy
hop," sensation it's his way of viewing off (if he feels so prone).
He'll then leap completely
out of the water. If he's only in the mood to switch nods, he'll bang his
tail or wave his part fins at you -- that's the humpback whale's way of
Whales communicate underwater
through mysterious "songs," forming a perplexing chain of sounds. Most
whale-watching charters on Maui have a hydrophone on plank, which will
allow you to hear and have the obsession sounds of these superb creatures.
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Remember the Marine Mammals
secluded that humpback whales Protection Act, and you may come no closer
than 100 yards. Even at that detach you will sense the dominance and beauty
of these creatures, and you will come away with memories of the days.
Wailea Hotels / Wailea
Vacation Rental Condos
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the Whale Facts
website to learn about whale size and finback whale.
for more Wailea, Hawaii hotels
WAILEA HOTELS, HAWAII
the full list of Wailea, Hawaii hotels
Perched 300 feet above the
beautiful Wailea coastline, Diamond Hawaii Resort and Spa features some
inspiring views. Set on 15-acres of tropical gardens on the slopes
of Mt. Haleakala, the 18 four-unit buildings allow for no more than 10
guests per acre, lending the property a level of privacy not often found
on the island. The resort is far enough away from the daily hustle and
bustle of central Wailea to provide guests with solitude and tranquility.
Situated among landscaped gardens and waterfalls, each one-bedroom condo
boasts wonderful views of the tranquil gardens or picturesque vistas of
the expansive sapphire blue Pacific. All units feature spacious lanais
(balconies), providing the perfect spot to relax and watch a Maui sunset
Wailea Resort - The Waldorf-Astoria Collection
Located on Maui's west coast
in Wailea, Hawaii, the Grand Wailea Resort is adjacent to Wailea beach
and one-quarter mile from Wailea Blue Golf Course. Wailea Tennis Center,
shops at Wailea and Polo Beach are one mile away. Grand Wailea Resort features
eight restaurants and bars including Humuhumunukunukuapua'a, named after
Hawaii's state fish. Guestrooms at Grand Wailea Resort feature private
lanais, sitting areas and desks. Coffee or tea is provided. Rooms include
fully stocked refreshment centers, in-room safes, bathrobes and high-speed
internet access. Select rooms include wireless internet access. Select
rooms feature views of the hotel's garden, the ocean or Mount Haleakala.
Grand Champions Wailea
Adjacent to the award-winning
Wailea Blue Golf Course and the Wailea Tennis Club, Wailea Grand Champions
features spacious villas in a rich, country club environment. Located on
Maui's sunny south shore, where visitors can partake in world-class snorkeling
and diving, the resort enjoys an ideal location. The shops of Wailea are
a few minutes away by foot, offering guests plenty of shopping, dining
and entertainment options. Each of the units is individually decorated
and feature full kitchens with refrigerator, ice maker, dishwasher and
microwave oven. All accommodations have lanais (balconies) and are air
conditioned. Other amenities include air conditioning, cable television,
vcr/dvd players and cd stereo.
Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, Wailea
Perched on a 22-acre hillside,
Wailea Beach Marriott Resort and Spa in Wailea, Hawaii, offers guests the
finest tradition of Hawaiian hospitality on the island of Maui. Sweeping
views of the blue pacific and lush gardens lure guests into the beauty
of this spectacular oceanfront setting. Kahului international airport is
20 miles from this property. This resort offers 546 guestrooms featuring
a range of ocean views. All guestrooms feature a combination of ultramodern
and traditional Hawaiian décor in cream and light blue, designed
to provide a peaceful haven for leisure moments. Modern furnishings including
marble floors, subdued lighting, granite vanities and seating areas with
loveseats and easy chairs.