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10 Maui Whale Watch Magazine • WhaleWatchingOnMaui.com W I N T E R 2017 Aloha! Winter in Hawaii is a wondrous time indeed, and with the North Pacific Humpback Whales returning to the epicenter of Maui's breeding grounds, we are again privileged to witness their sacred annual ritual. The protection offered by the surrounding islands of Maui, Lanai, Molokai, and Kahoolawe, the shallow waters of the Auau Channel and the lack of natural predators, all contribute to the preservation and health of the species. This wonderful opportunity to observe them is our great privilege. But, while the Endangered Species Act keeps the humpbacks safe, the same thing can't be said for all marine life. The effects of global warming, overfishing, ignorance and pollution continue to threaten the quality of life in our oceans and their inhabitants worldwide. Although there are currently many changes and legal measures being taken to help, it's still not nearly enough – we each need to pitch in to preserve the health of our oceans. Every one of us can help right now with actions such as reducing or eliminating plastic use & purchase, refraining from littering, cleaning up beaches & supporting various conservation actions. Do what you can do, and remember ... It's all about the Love. – Marty Wolff F E AT U R E D from our L E T T E R P H O T O G R A P H E R

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