And scientists in Hawaii believe that’s a good thing for the marine giants. “Not having humans either trying to view them or, in some cases, interact with them will be a huge benefit for the mother, whose priority is to protect and nurse her calf so it can be strong enough to make the trip to Alaska.” As many as 250,000 people take whale watching tours in Hawaii each season. It’s no wonder the whales are enjoying a bit of peace and quiet.



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