Data gathered for humpback whale count from Kaua’i, O’ahu, Hawai’i, and Maui

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HONOLULU (KHON2) — Marine experts held its last humpback whale count of the season Saturday, March 27, 2021.

About 68 trained leaders from NOAA gathered data from the 42 sites across Kaua’i, O’ahu, Hawai’i, and Maui.

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Officials say a total of 118 whale sightings were seen during the 9:30 to 9:45 a.m. window.

That’s the most of any other time period throughout the day’s count.

Humpback whales typically migrate from Alaska where they feed to Hawaiʻi where they breed and give birth.

Correction: An earlier version of this story had the incorrect information about where whales feed. The story has been corrected.

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