Humpback whale research

The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photos

A pod of humpback whales swimming close to the shoreline between Lahaina and Olowalu are shadowed by a crew aboard the Aloha Kai Ultimate Whale Watch Research and Response boat Wednesday afternoon. Aloha Kai manager Toni Colombo said the crew was conducting filming and research and had the proper permits to approach so closely.


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