Animals

'Eleu

NMFS Research Permit #982

Location: Hawaii

'Eleu is a North Pacific Humpback whale and was last seen in 2010.

Addison

Photo Donated

Location: Hawaii

Addison is a North Pacific humback whale named by Nicole Busse and was last seen in 2010.

Akamai Maka

NMFS Research Permit #982

Location: Hawaii

Akamai Maka in a North Pacific humpback whale named in honor of Stephanie Shontz and was last seen in 2014.

Aleph

Research activities authorized by Queensland government

Location: Australia

Aleph is a South Pacific humpback whale named in honor of the Beth Chaim Congregation and was last seen in 2010.

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 w [...]

AndraLee

NMFS Research Permit #21321

Location: Hawaii

AndraLee is a false killer whale last seen in 2018. AndraLee was named by a group of 21 first cousins from the Minnesota [...]

Annie

Location: Australia

Annie is a South Pacific humpback whale named in honor of PWF researcher Annie Macie and was born in 2009.

Anona

NMFS Research Permit #982

Location: Hawaii

Anona is a Nouth Pacific humpback whale named by Robin Conlon and was last seen in 1997.

Argos

Photo Donated

Location: Hawaii

Argos is a North Pacific humpback whale and was last seen in 2011.

Aroha

Research activities authorized by Queensland government

Location: Australia

Aroha is a South Pacific humpback whale named by Craig Fletcher and was last seen in 20113.

Arrow

NMFS LOC #18101

Location: Hawaii

Arrow is a bottlenosed dolphin named by Deborah Zagunis and was last seen in 2018.

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.

Babaji

Research activities authorized by Queensland government

Location: Australia

Babaji is a South Pacific humpback whale named by Ashta Harrilall and was last seen in 2010.

Bailey
Available for Adoption

Research activities authorized by New South Wales government

Location: Australia

Humpback Whale #1690, a female now known as Bailey, was first sighted in 1996 in both Byron Bay and further south along [...]

Bella

Research activities authorized by Queensland government

Location: Australia

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

Big John
Available for Adoption

NMFS Permit #21321

Location: Hawaii

False Killer Whale #063, or Big John, was first documented traveling through Maui waters in 2014. In 2019, Big John was [...]

Blue

NMFS Research Permit #16479

Location: Hawaii

Blue is a North Pacific humpback whale named in honor of Evan Foley and was last seen in 2013.

Cameron

Research activities authorized by Queensland government

Location: Australia

Cameron is a South Pacific humpback whale named in honor of Cameron Mitchel and was last seen in 2014.

Cetus

Research activities authorized by Queensland government

Location: Australia

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

Choopie

NMFS LOC #18101

Location: Hawaii

Choopie is a spinner dolphin named by Jerry and Kathleen Carr and was last seen in 2018.

Cruise

Research activities authorized by New South Wales government

Location: Australia

Cruise is a South Pacific humpback whale named by Mark & Michelle Steigmeyer and was last seen in 2008.

Eagle
Available for Adoption

NMFS Permit #565

Location: Hawaii

Pacific Whale Foundation researchers first spotted Humpback Whale #0580 in 1982 in the Maui Nui area with eight addition [...]

Ebony

Photo Donated

Location: Hawaii

Ebony is a North Pacific humpback whale named by Deborah Garrett and was last seen in 2017.

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.

Elana

Research activities authorized by Queensland government

Location: Australia

Elana is a South Pacific humpback whale named in honor of Mia Ward and was last seen in 2010.

Eli

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

Eli is a North Pacific humpback whale named by Susan & Marshall Mortenson and and was last seen in 2014.

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 dau [...]

Elko

Research activities authorized by Queensland government

Location: Australia

Elko is a South Pacific humpback whale named in honor of Pat & Betty Elko and was last seen in 2003.

Everett

NMFS Research Permit #982

Location: Hawaii

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

Freda

Research activities authorized by Queensland government

Location: Australia

Freda is a South Pacific humpback whale named by Louis Ricebery and was last seen in 2007.

Galaxy
Available for Adoption

Research activities conducted under permit from Machalilla National Park

Location: Ecuador

The first sighting of Humpback Whale #134 — Galaxy — occurred in 2001, christening a new era of PWF’s marine resea [...]

Gracy

NMFS LOC #18101

Location: Hawaii

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

Harley

Photo Donated

Location: Hawaii

Harley is a North Pacific humpback whale named by Debra Talbot and was last seen in 2017.

Harvey

NMFS LOC #18101

Location: Hawaii

Harvey is a bottlenose dolphin named by Kathleen McCaughey and was last seen in 2014.

He'e Nalu
Available for Adoption

NMFS LOC #18101

Location: Hawaii

Bottlenose Dolphin #093, known now as He‘e Nalu, was initially sighted on January 9, 2010, and has been seen repeatedl [...]

Heaven

Photo Donated

Location: Hawaii

Heaven is a North Pacific humpback whale named by Nicole Busse and was last seen in 2009.

Henry

Research activities authorized by Queensland government

Location: Australia

Henry is a South Pacific humpback whale named in honor of Dr. Henry Herman Roenigk, Jr. and was last seen in 2011.

Hexus

Research activities authorized by Queensland government

Location: Australia

Hexus is a South Pacific humpback whale named by the Nexus International School and was last seen in 2016.

Hoa'ai

NMFS Research Permit #13427

Location: Hawaii

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

Hoihoi
Available for Adoption

NMFS Research Permit #21321

Location: Hawaii

Pacific Whale Foundation researchers first spotted elusive False Killer Whale #073 on January 9, 2000, traveling and fee [...]

Honey

Research activities authorized by New South Wales government

Location: Australia

Honey is a South Pacific humpback whale named in honor of Jaroslava Chodilova and was last seen in 2016.

Hope

NMFS Research Permit #16479

Location: Hawaii

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

Inge

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

Inge is a North Pacific humpback whale named by Susan & Marshall Mortenson and was lst seen in 2014.

Jovie

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

Jovie is a North Pacific humpback whale named by Nancy McDevitt of the Peter and Mary Russo Family Foundation and was la [...]

Kadee

Research activities authorized by Queensland government

Location: Australia

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

Kalaia

NMFS LOC #18102

Location: Hawaii

Kalaia is a spinner dolphin named by Elizabeth Ramos and was last seen in 2018.

Kalani

Location: Hawaii

Kalani is a North Pacific humpback whale born in 2014 and named in honor of Kalyani. PWF is unable to provide sighting u [...]

Kama'aina

NMFS Research Permit #565

Location: Hawaii

Kama'aina is a North Pacific humpback whale and was last seen in 2009.

Kamaka

NMFS LOC #18102

Location: Hawaii

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

Kealani

NMFS LOC #18101

Location: Hawaii

Kealani was first seen in Maui Nui waters in 1984. 34 years later, this animal was photographed again before most recent [...]

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.

Keoni

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

Keoni is a North Pacific humpback whale named in memory of John Blaeuer-Degen and was last seen in 2013.

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.

Kiah

Research activities authorized by New South Wales government

Location: Australia

Kiah is a South Pacific humpback whale and was last seen in 2007.

Kuleana Moana

NMFS Research Permit #16479

Location: Hawaii

Kuleana Moana is a North Pacific humpback whale named by Cheryl Howard and was last seen in 2018 with a calf.

Kulia

Photo Donated

Location: Hawaii

Kulia is a North Pacific humpback whale named in honor of Kulia Kaufman and was last seen in 2010.

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.

Laru

Research activities authorized by Queensland government

Location: Australia

Laru is a South Pacific humpback whale and was last seen in 2006.

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 [...]

Lindsay

Photo Donated

Location: Hawaii

Lindsay is a North Pacific humpback whale named by Marshall & Sue Mortenson and was last seen in 2012.

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 [...]

Lopaka

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

Lopaka is a North Pacific humpback whale named in memory of Baby Bobby and was last seen in 2013.

Lucinda

Research activities authorized by Queensland government

Location: Australia

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

Ma Possum

Research activities authorized by Queensland government

Location: Australia

Ma Possum is a South Pacific humpback whale named by S. Bullent of Australia and was last seen in 2016 with calf.

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.

MacEwen's Maui
Available for Adoption

NMFS Permit #21321

Location: Hawaii

Humpback Whale #2405, known as MacEwen’s Maui, was first observed in 1994 as part of a group of four whales. MacEwen [...]

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 [...]

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.

Malcolm

NMFS Research Permit #982

Location: Hawaii

Malcolm is a North Pacific humpback whale named by Patrick Richner and was last seen in 2013.

Marilyn Lee

NMFS Research Permit #982

Location: Hawaii

Marilyn Lee is a North Pacific humpback whale named in memory of Marilyn Lee Butler and was last seen in 2019.

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 a [...]

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
Available for Adoption

Research activities authorized by Queensland government

Location: Australia

Humpback Whale #1210, known worldwide as Migaloo due to his unique coloring — quite possibly the only all-white adult [...]

Milo

Photo Donated

Location: Hawaii

Milo is a North Pacific humpback whale named by MaryKate Rosack and was last seen in 2018.

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 cal [...]

Murphy

Research activities authorized by Queensland government

Location: Australia

Murphy is a South Pacific humpback whale named by James & Karen Murphy and was last seen in 2010.

Nai'a

NMFS LOC #18101

Location: Hawaii

Nai'a 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.

Nani
Available for Adoption

NMFS Permit #13427

Location: Hawaii

PWF researchers initially sighted Bottlenose Dolphin #022, known now as Nani, twice in 1996. Since then, Nani has been s [...]

Narwhal

NMFS LOC #18101

Location: Hawaii

Narwhal was first encountered by researchers from PWF in 1999 in a group of 14 other dolphins. Since the initial sightin [...]

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 Boa [...]

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.

Nunyara

Research activities authorized by Queensland government

Location: Australia

Nunyara is a South Pacific humpback whale and was last seen in 2010.

Odei

Research activities authorized by Queensland government

Location: Australia

Odei is a South Pacific humpback whale named by Alex Wreth and was last seen in 2017.

Ogallala

Research activities authorized by Queensland government

Location: Australia

Ogallala is a South Pacific humpback whale named in honor of Ogallala Fire & Rescue and was last seen in 2013.

Ohana
Available for Adoption

NMFS Permit #18101

Location: Hawaii

Humpback Whale #0100, or Ohana, is a female humpback whale observed by PWF researchers in Maui Nui waters on March 6, 20 [...]

Ohani

NMFS LOC #18101

Location: Hawaii

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

Okalani

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

Okalani is a North Pacific humpback whale named by Marie and Koray Aksel and was last seen in 2017.

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 Her [...]

Oscar

NMFS Research Permit #GA21

Location: Hawaii

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

Otto
Available for Adoption

Research activities authorized by Queensland government

Location: Australia

Humpback Whale #0759, a female, was first sighted with her calf in on September 22, 2008, swimming in Hervey Bay, Queens [...]

Owen

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

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

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.

Peggy
Available for Adoption

Research activities conducted under permit from Machalilla National Park

Location: Ecuador

Humpback Whale #333’s first recorded sighting occurred July 1, 2002 — a year after PWF expanded research efforts to [...]

Propeller

Photo Donated

Location: Hawaii

Propeller is a North Pacific humpback whale named by Madison & Kendal Peterson and was last seen in 2011.

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.

Ricky Roll

NMFS Research Permit #13427

Location: Hawaii

Ricky Roll is a bottlenose dolphin named by Debra Talbot in honr of Rick Roll and was last seen in 2019.

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.

Sailor

NMFS LOC #18101

Location: Hawaii

Sailor is a bottlenose dolphin named by Dori Showell and was last seen in 2015.

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.

Sandy

Photo Donated

Location: Hawaii

Sandy is a North Pacific humpback whale named in memory of Sandra Plate and was last seen in 2012.

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 yea [...]

Sigrid Smitt Goldman

NMFS LOC #18101

Location: Hawaii

Sigrid Smitt Goldman is a Hawaiian bottlenose dolphin named by Vaibhav Shah in honor of his boss on her 50th birthday. V [...]

Siobhan

Photo Donated

Location: Hawaii

Siobhan is a North Pacific humpback whale named by the Jenny family and was last seen in 2010.

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.

Spazers

NMFS LOC #18101

Location: Hawaii

Spazers is a spinner dolphin named by Drea Toretti and was last seen in 2019.

Splash

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

Splash is a North Pacific humpback whale named by students at the Portage Aquatic Club and was last seen in 2012.

Splashy

NMFS LOC #18101

Location: Hawaii

Splashy is a bottlenose dolphin named in honor of Elliott Carlsson and was last seen in 2016.

Stephany

Research activities authorized by Queensland government

Location: Australia

Stephany is a South Pacific humpback whale named by Haykal Al Halabi of Lebanon in honor of Stephany Stefan. This whale [...]

Susan Ruth

NMFS Research Permit #982

Location: Hawaii

Susan Ruth is a North Pacific humpback whale named by Tom Gideon in honor of his wife, Sue Gideon, and was last seen in [...]

Sweetfire

NMFS Research Permit #13427

Location: Hawaii

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

Tarquinius

NMFS Research Permit #16479

Location: Hawaii

Tarquinius is a False killer whale named by the DeBolt family of Woburn, Massachusetts and was last seen in 2015.

Tilly J

Photo Donated

Location: Hawaii

Tilly J is a North Pacific humpback whale named by the Johnston family and was last seen in 2010.

Timber

Photo Donated

Location: Hawaii

Timber is a North Pacific humpback whale named by Kai Hammar and was last seen in 2018.

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 ti [...]

William

Photo Donated

Location: Hawaii

William is a North Pacific humpback whale named in honor of Willaim Burke and was last seen in 2010.

Wylder

Photo Donated

Location: Hawaii

Wylder is a North Pacific humpback whale named in memory of Wylder James and was last seen in 2010.

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