Whale Photo Safari with Pacific Whale Foundation – Lahaina

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Join Pacific Whale Foundation for a whale photography workshop at sea. Whether you are a novice or an experienced photographer, this unique hands-on adventure will help you learn and practice expert techniques for photographing whales and other wildlife. Bring your own digital camera, or rent one (Canon PowerShot) from our Ocean Store.

This cruise is timed to include the golden light of sunset and is led by a Pacific Whale Foundation naturalist and a photographer from Pacific Whale Foundation’s Adventure Photo staff. During your three hour cruise, you’ll discover the most effective camera settings for our local conditions at sea. You’ll also learn about proven digital photo techniques to maximize each opportunity presented by the whales that you encounter.

We’ll also take a break from photography to drop an underwater hydrophone into the water to listen to live whale songs. Book online www.pacificwhale.org/content/whale-photo-safari-lahaina or call 808-249-8811 ext. 1 anytime between 6am-9pm. Discounts available for PWF members and for kama’aina.

Date: Sunday, December 7th, 2014 to Sunday, April 26th, 2015

Time: 8:00 am to 11:00 am

Email: anne@pacificwhale.org

Website: www.pacificwhale.org

Pacific Whale Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting appreciation, understanding, and protection of whales, dolphins, coral reefs, and our planet’s oceans. This is accomplished by educating the public — from a scientific perspective — about the marine environment. Pacific Whale Foundation supports and conducts responsible marine research and addresses marine conservation issues in Hawaii and the Pacific. Through educational ecotours, Pacific Whale Foundation models and promotes sound ecotourism practices and responsible wildlife watching.

Hawaii’s Marine Naturalist Training Course: Maui College

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Raccoon butterflyfish underwater Maui, Hawaii

We all know that Hawai‘i’s waters are home to rare and interesting marine life, including whales, dolphins, sea turtles and monk seals. However, many visitors do not know that these sea creatures are under the protection of state and federal laws and they need ample room to go about their business. How do we help Hawai‘i’s visitors enjoy responsible viewing of our special wildlife while keeping the wildlife from being loved to death? Tailored for tour boat crew and naturalists, this class offers an overview of some of Hawai‘i’s most visible and oft-encountered protected marine life, their basic biological needs, distribution and how to assist in their protection. Students will receive a Certificate of Completion from EdVenture Maui College upon successful completion of this course.

More infohttp://ce.uhcc.hawaii.edu/search/publicCourseSearchDetails.do?method=load&courseId=210776