Arrival of the Gentle Giants
As fall comes to an end, the thoughts racing though everyones minds are of the gentle giants. When we speak of the gentle giants we are referring to Humpback Whales, which bless the Hawaiian waters with their presence every winter. The North Pacific Humpback whales travels thousands of miles, all the way down from the nutrient rich waters of Alaska. The whales come to Hawaiian waters to mate, calve, and nurse their young, making Hawaii the only state in the United States where this happens. Whale season in Hawaii begins in late November and will continue on until May, with the peak of the season being between January and March. Through out the winter you will be able to hear the whales singing, watch them breaching, and even on a rare occasion- encounter them in the water as they pass by our dive site! On December 2nd we encountered our first breaching whales of the season, and we are excited to see what the rest of the season brings!