Animals

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.

Elisa

NMFS Research Permit #982

Location: Hawaii

Elisa is a North Pacific humpback whale named by Mark Vega and was last seen in 2017.

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.

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.

Lucinda

Research activities authorized by Queensland government

Location: Australia

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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