Humpback Whales Spotted Off Maui Coast

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) is asking the public to keep a safe distance, as Humpback Whales return to Hawaii waters for birthing and nursing season.

According to a report by Hawaii News Now, over 80 whales, including mothers and newborns, were spotted off the Maui coast.  Researchers believe over 100 are present in the waters.

Ocean experts are asking boaters to scan the waters and pass more slowly through the area to avoid collision with marine wildlife.