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Wheres mama? Take ll

Devon and I had a close encounter with a mother Humpback Whale and her baby. Distance is difficult to judge on video on the water, and you cannot tell just how close these were to us. Devon said he could have reached out and touched the baby! The mom gave me the impression of a freight train coming through! This is one of the most incredible experiences I have had in my whole time here in Hawaii. I personally have had up close and personal experiences with Humpbacks four times! This was simply exhilarating! I now live on Oahu and treasure my memories and experiences on Maui.

Migaloo the White Whale Speaks

songlinesofthewhales.org We present to you the voice of Migaloo, the White Whale. We thought it appropriate that Migaloo be granted the opportunity to speak before the meeting of the International Whaling Commission. As speakers are allowed only a few minutes to present their case, we extracted only the most poignant statements from our 1998 recording of Migaloo’s two hour discourse. ‘Migaloo’ means ‘White Fella’. He was named by Australian Aboriginal Elders. The images are highlights from close extended pod encounters between 1988 and 2008. For images of Migaloo, please view the encounter as narrated by our intern Dave Williams youtube.com ”One of the great thrills of my life was hearing and feeling Migaloo’s voice pass through my body as he swam past The Oceania Project’s research vessel on October 2, 1998.” ~Dave Williams The song is clearly audible through the hull of the research vessel. Depending on the proximity of the singer, the song is also audible standing on the deck. The sound pressure level of their song is reduced significantly once it passes into the air. Whales speak to each other constantly. The cadence and syncopation of their normal conversations are much different from that of their songs. They often make sounds above water through their nostrils. Because water is denser than air it is a much better conduit for sound. If a singer is close you can hear him or her in much the same way standing on the deck as our recordings sound on YouTube. Of course

Amazing “Tiki Hut” Luxury Vacation Rental at the Oceanfront Maui Sands Resort

The entire one bedroom condominium has undergone a major transformation with a complete remodeling of the one bedroom, bathroom, kitchen and living area. Every square foot of the condo has been modernized to reflect today’s taste with new custom wood cabinets, granite countertops and stainless appliances. All new tile, new base and case, new plumbing, new electrical and lighting fixtures have been installed. New Hawaiian style upscale furnishings have finished off the major renovation to an impeccable taste. With sleeping for four, the Tiki Hut is your new home away from home on Maui paradise isle. A queen sleeper sofa with adjoining chair and tables and lamps create comfort as you enjoy the new 42 “flat panel TV or stereo system. The bedroom has a mounted 32” flat panel TV for further enjoyment. Sit back and relax and create your gourmet meal with your fully equipped kitchen and gas BBQ a few steps off of your private Lanai. The kitchen is fully stocked with appliances and cookware needed to cook your favorite meal. Everything is there including a coffee maker, microwave, toaster and blender. All new dishes and glassware complete the bright new kitchen. For more information or to book your stay, visit: www.oceancondosmaui.com See our listing on VRBO at www.vrbo.com

Lovely Maui Oceanfront Luxury Vacation Rental # 312 at the Kihei Surfside Resort

This third floor oceanfront condo at the Kihei Surfside Resort is located on quieter side the building and has a lovely ocean view from the kitchen, living room, dining area and lanai. It is one of the larger, 1 bedroom, 1.5 bath units (680 sq ft). With the exception of the bedroom, the unit is tiled throughout. It has been tastefully remodeled to a very high standard. The unit has maple cabinetry and gorgeous black granite countertops which are consistent throughout the unit. Rosiesrentals.com starting handling the rentals of this unit in February 2010, so we do not yet have a years worth of Guest Ratings to publish. The beautiful kitchen is well equipped with stylish black and stainless steel appliances, including a large refrigerator with ice maker, flat top stove with microwave hood fan above, full size dishwasher and garbage disposer. There is a pair of matching barstools on the outside of the island. The living room has a queen size sofa-bed and a comfy swivel rocker rattan basket chair. There is a large flat screen LCD color TV, DVD player, stereo and multi speed ceiling fan. The dining area has a round rattan glass table with 4 matching chairs. The large lanai has a bistro table with two padded bistro chairs — a perfect place to enjoy your morning coffee or a romantic oceanfront dinner! The entry hall is very spacious, with a large built in maple/granite buffet, and a functional desk area with a ergonomic leather office chair and free high speed internet hookup