Have you ever been to Hawaii to witness the annual migration of humpback whales there? Recently, my friend Makana Vianzos was out fishing off the coast of the Hawaiian island of Moloka’i when their group encountered a pod of beautiful humpback whales singing and welcoming in the day.
For centuries, the ocean had been plentiful with humpback whales. But the dawn of the 20th century saw the beginning of commercial whaling on a grand scale and the decline of this beautiful marine species. Hawai’i has long been a center of humpback whale activity. More than 10,000 whales migrate into the warmer waters surrounding the islands every winter. In the past, they were hunted for their oil. Today, they are prized for their beauty and serenity as well as for their ability to attract mass tourism to this island chain. [CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO AND TO READ MORE]