Maui Animals

Whale Watching on Maui

By |March 20th, 2015|

Whale Watching on Maui is a must-do activity for those traveling between December and April. In the meantime, check out these rainbow beauties!

My Maui Fishing Experiences

By |March 25th, 2014|

Despite having had lived briefly with a river in my backyard, my total lifetime fishing time probably added up to less than 30 minutes (until this last year.)  It’s something that has always interested me, so when I was invited on my 1st Maui spearfishing trip, I jumped at the opportunity. […]

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Maui Ocean Center

By |December 26th, 2013|

Maui Ocean Center is Hawaii's largest and most popular aquarium. If you're looking for a fun day out of the sun, take the whole family to Maui Ocean Center!

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Maui Environmental Issues

By |December 1st, 2013|

Despite being most people's idea of paradise, Maui still faces some important environmental issues. Take a look at some of the biggest issues of 2013.

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A snorkeler’s View

By |June 26th, 2012|

When snorkeling, most enjoy the colorful shallows of coastal reefs due to the density of fish and sea life found there.  Rocky volcanic caverns and intricately woven coral reefs provide sanctuary for small and medium sized fish.  Some of these active reefs are found just off the shore, while others require boat access.  […]

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Snorkeling with Tourists

By |May 2nd, 2011|

Inspired by the oatmeal, we thought it would be fun to build a short comic about why we don’t share while snorkeling with tourists.  This is based on real life experiences (unfortunately.)  We hope you like it! […]

Maui Whale Watching Experience

By |January 6th, 2011|

I leaned over the edge of the boat as far as I could, totally mesmerized by the huge eye staring up at me.

“She’s looking right at me.  I know it.”

I leaned back slightly and slid myself left along the side of the boat.  The big eye followed me.  I grinned and slid myself to the right.  The big eye followed me back. […]

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Maui Whale Watching

By |December 4th, 2010|

Humpback whales make their migration to the warm waters of Hawaii each year from mid December up until mid May.  The reason they leave their homes in the Pacific Northwest is to mate with other humpbacks and to give birth.

Humpback whales mate and give birth in the same season? Sometimes, but most often they come to mate then return the following year to give birth.  The gestation period of a Humpback Whale is 12 months, which forms a perfect cycle.

Why Hawaii? Humpbacks travel to Hawaii as well as south of North America for the warm, protected waters.  Hawaii, and specifically Maui, offers shallower areas to perform their mating habits as well as give birth away from deep ocean predators. […]

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Skyline Eco-Adventures

By |September 18th, 2009|

Maui Zipline Tours
Founded in 2002, Skyline Eco-Adventures now offers two locations for ziplining on Maui, Hawaii. The Haleakala Skyline Tour is phenomenal with views of the South and North Coast as well as the West Maui Mountains and the Central Valley. You’ll zip across 5 lines while learning about the ecology of […]

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Kitty Crisis Update 2

By |August 25th, 2008|

This is in response to an enlightening post by Candy Aluli.

She explained that many of the euthanized cats at the Maui Humane Society are put down because of their health, not because they’re homeless. The Maui Humane Society is responsible for countless free spay and neutered cats.

Here at THE MAUI GOODNESS […]

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Maui Cat Overpopulation Update

By |August 9th, 2008|

One of our editors just stumbled upon a great article in Maui Weekly about the problems with cat overpopulation on Maui.

Some of the statistics claimed are:

There are anywhere from 100,000 to 500,000 homeless cats on Maui.
As many as 250 cats are euthanized EVERY MONTH at the Maui Humane Society.
The organization of 9th Life Hawaii is […]

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Does Turtle Town Exist?

By |May 29th, 2008|

Is there actually a place where turtles congregate in large groups?

Yes, but there is a bit of misleading going on.

Is there one single place that is known as turtle town?

No. Tour operators refer to Turtle Town to help sell tours.

Do they go to places with lots of turtles?

Yes.

The bottomline:

Green sea turtles are […]

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