Animals

Aletsch Glacier

Donation

Location: Hawaii

Aletsch Glacier was first sighted by PWF researchers in 1994 and then again in 1997 in Maui Nui. In 2018, this animal was photographed by a member of the public who donated the photo to the Research Department. One year later this animal was re-sighted by a Researcher Assistant collecting data onboard a PacWhale Eco-Adventure vessel in a surface active competition pod.

Aubrey Rose

NMFS Research Permit #16479

Location: Hawaii

Aubrey Rose is a North Pacific humpback whale named in honor of Aubrey Rose and was last seen in 2014.

Bella

Research activities authorized by Queensland government

Location: Australia

Bella is a South Pacific humpback whale and was last seen in 2011.

Cetus

Research activities authorized by Queensland government

Location: Australia

Cetus is a South Pacific humpback whale and was last seen in 2009.

Eebamie

NMFS Research Permit #21323

Location: Hawaii

Eebamie is a false killer whale named in October 2019 by ARMY (the BTS fandom) in honor of Kim Seokjin.

Elisa

NMFS Research Permit #982

Location: Hawaii

Elisa is a North Pacific humpback whale last seen in 2020. Elisa was named by Mark and Maria Vega in memory of their daughter.

Everett

NMFS Research Permit #982

Location: Hawaii

Everett is a spinner dolphin named by Kathleen McCaughey and was last seen in 2012.

Gracy

NMFS LOC #18101

Location: Hawaii

Gracy is a spinner dolphin named in honor of Victoria Carlsson and was last seen in 2018.

He'e Nalu

NMFS LOC #18101

Location: Hawaii

He'e Nalu is a bottlenose dolphin and was last seen in 2019.

Hoa'ai

NMFS Research Permit #13427

Location: Hawaii

Hoa'ai is a bottlenose dolphin and was last seen in 2014.

Hoihoi

NMFS Research Permit #21321

Location: Hawaii

HoiHoi is a false killer whale and last seen in 2019.

Hope

NMFS Research Permit #16479

Location: Hawaii

Hope is a false killer whale and was last seen in 2014.

Kamaka

NMFS LOC #18102

Location: Hawaii

Kamaka is a spinner dolphin named by Erika Kircher and was last seen in 2017.

KEGL

Research activities authorized by New South Wales government

Location: Australia

KEGL is a South Pacific humpback whale named by Kumiko, Esther, Geralyne, and LaVonne and was last seen in 2011.

Kewina

NMFS LOC #18101

Location: Hawaii

Kewina is a spinner dolphin named by Diane Wilshere in honor of her husband, Kevin Wilshere, and was last seen in 2019.

Lady

Research activities authorized by Queensland government

Location: Australia

Lady is a South Pacific humpback whale named by the Turner Family and was last seen in 2010.

Laulauna

NMFS Research Permit #13427

Location: Hawaii

Laulauna is a bottlenose dolphin and was last seen in 2018.

le charme

Donation

Location: Hawaii

le charme was first sighted in 2013 in a surface active competition group with 7 other whales. Then in 2014 a member of the public donated a photo to the Research Department of this whale. Most recently the animal was seen in 2018 in Maui waters with three other surface active animals in a competition pod.

Liposoaml

Research activities authorized by New South Wales government

Location: Australia

Liposoaml was identified as a male in Hervey Bay in 1992. This whale was then seen in 2006 and 2010 further south along the known migration route in Eden, Australia.

Lucinda

Research activities authorized by Queensland government

Location: Australia

Lucinda is a South Pacific humpback whale and was last seen in 2008.

Macapu

NMFS Research Permit #16479

Location: Hawaii

Macapu is a false killer whale named by the Wild Aloha Foundation and was last seen in 2015.

Magma

Research activities authorized by Queensland government

Location: Australia

Magma is a South Pacific female humpback whale named by Trudy Beard and her friends, the "Maui Grandmas." She was last seen with calf in 2017.

Majesty

NMFS Research Permit #13427

Location: Hawaii

Majesty is a false killer whale named by Palma Gorman and was last seen in 2012.

Maka Kilo

NMFS Research Permit #16479

Location: Hawaii

Maka Kilo is a false killer whale and was last seen in 2014.

Maka'ala

Photo Donated

Location: Hawaii

Maka'ala is a North Pacific humpback whale and was last seen in 2009.

Makena

NMFS Research Permit #982

Location: Hawaii

Makena is a North Pacific humpback whale named in memory of PWF Founder, Greg Kaufman, and was last seen in 2014.

Matt Whaleo aka Docuwhale

NMFS Research Permit #982

Location: Hawaii

Matt Whaleo aka Docuwhale, named by the Documo Team, was first seen by PWF researchers in 1994, and then again in 1998 and 1999. 14 years later, this whale was sighted in Maui waters. The most recent encounter of this whale was in 2021, where the research team was able to successfully launch a UAS (drone) over the animal to get aerial morphometric measurements.

Mia

NMFS LOC #18101

Location: Hawaii

Mia is a bottlenose dolphin named in memory of Mia McCaffrey and was last seen in 2016.

Michael

NMFS LOC #18101

Location: Hawaii

Michael is a bottlenose dolphin named in honor of Michael Pippard and was last seen in 2019.

Migaloo

Research activities authorized by Queensland government

Location: Australia

Migaloo is an all white South Pacific humpback whale and was last seen in 2011.

Moby Rick

Research conducted opportunistically aboard PacWhale Eco-Adventures, a wholly owned subsidiary of Pacific Whale Foundation. Whales were not approached closer than 100 yards, per Hawaii regulations.

Location: Hawaii

Moby Rick is a North Pacific humpback whale named in memory of Richard Scott Roemmer and was last seen in 2018.

Monbebe

Research activities authorized by New South Wales government

Location: Australia

Monbebe is a South Pacific humpback whale named in honor of the singer, Lee Minhyuk, by the fandom of MONSTA X, also called Monbebe. Monbebe was last seen in 2017.

Nai'a

NMFS LOC #18101

Location: Hawaii

Nai'i is a spinner dolphin named by Kelly Richards and was last seen in 2014.

Nala

Research activities authorized by Queensland government

Location: Australia

Nala is a South Pacific humpback whale named by Hervey Bay High School students and was last seen in 2015.

Nicole

NMFS Research Permit #982

Location: Hawaii

Nicole was first sighted in Maui Nui in 1997 by PWF researchers. Then this whale was photographed by a Researcher on Board in 2019 in a surface active mother-calf escort competition pod.

Normandy

Research conducted opportunistically aboard PacWhale Eco-Adventures, a wholly owned subsidiary of Pacific Whale Foundation. Whales were not approached closer than 100 yards, per Hawaii regulations.

Location: Hawaii

Normandy is a North Pacific humpback whale named in honor of Grace Safford and was last seen in 2017.

Nunie

NMFS LOC #18101

Location: Hawaii

Nunie is a bottlenose dolphin named in honor of John Mendrek and was last seen in 2016.

One Earth

Location: Australia

One Earth was first sighted in Hervey Bay in 1995, and then again in 1997. Most recently this animal was sighted in Hervey Bay with a calf, confirming that she is a female.

Oscar

NMFS Research Permit #GA21

Location: Hawaii

Oscar is a spinner dolphin named in honor of Genevieve Chua and was last seen in 1999.

P.J.

NMFS LOC #18101

Location: Hawaii

P.J. is a spinner dolphin named in memory of Patsy Jo Burke and was last seen in 1999.

Pa'ani

NMFS Research Permit #982

Location: Hawaii

Pa'ani is a bottlenose dolphin and was last seen in 2019.

Rabbi

NMFS Research Permit #21321

Location: Hawaii

Rabbi is a false killer whale named in honor of Diane Ng and was last seen in 2018.

Ranger

NMFS Research Permit #982

Location: Hawaii

Ranger is a spinner dolphin named by Bonnie Matthaeus and was last seen in 1999.

Roger

Research conducted opportunistically aboard PacWhale Eco-Adventures, a wholly owned subsidiary of Pacific Whale Foundation. Whales were not approached closer than 100 yards, per Hawaii regulations.

Location: Hawaii

Roger is a North Pacific humpback whale named by Sue and Tom Gideon in memory of Roger Hunt and was last seen in 2018.

Sally

Research conducted opportunistically aboard PacWhale Eco-Adventures, a wholly owned subsidiary of Pacific Whale Foundation. Whales were not approached closer than 100 yards, per Hawaii regulations.

Location: Hawaii

Sally is a North Pacific humpback whale named by the Maui community and was last seen in 2018.

Sea Turtle

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Shadow

NMFS Research Permit #21321

Location: Hawaii

Shadow is a false killer whale named by MaryKate Rosack and was last seen in 2018.

Shira Mayim

NMFS Research Permit #16479

Location: Hawaii

Shira Miyam is a North Pacific humpback whale named by Beth Savitt and was last seen in 2014.

Shirley

NMFS Research Permit #982

Location: Hawaii

Shirley is a spinner dolphin named by Kathleen McCaughey and was last seen in 1999.

Shyra Mae

Photo Donated

Location: Hawaii

Shyra Mae was first seen by a member of the public in 2016 who donated the photo to the PWF Research Department. Two years later Shyra Mae was seen twice in one day, by a member of the public and by a Research Assistant in a mill-active competition pod.

Sonja

Research conducted opportunistically aboard PacWhale Eco-Adventures, a wholly owned subsidiary of Pacific Whale Foundation. Whales were not approached closer than 100 yards, per Hawaii regulations.

Location: Hawaii

Sonja is a North Pacific humpback whale named by Marshall & Sue Mortenson and was last seen in 2013.

Sweetfire

NMFS Research Permit #13427

Location: Hawaii

Sweetfire is a bottlenose dolphin named in honor of Danny Jaffer and was last seen in 2016.

Uluru

Research activities authorized by Queensland government

Location: Australia

Uluru is a South Pacific humpback whale and was last seen in 2017.

Warrain

Research activities authorized by Queensland government

Location: Australia

Warrain is a South Pacific humpback whale and was last seen in 2008.

White Truffle

Research activities authorized by Queensland government

Location: Australia

White Truffle a female that was first seen by PWF researchers in Hervey Bay in 1988, and was sighted eight additional times in the area between 1989 and 2005. This female was also seen in Eden, Australia in 2007, and was most recently encountered in Hervey Bay again in 2011.

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