Hawaiian Island Cetaceans

Cuvier’s Beaked Whale

Cuvier’s beaked whales are believed to number close to 2000 animals in Hawaiian waters with both insular and offshore, pelagic populations. Site fidelity of known individuals near the Big Island over greater than a 20 year period combined with satellite data that show a small range of movement suggest a resident, island associated population off […]

Killer Whale

Killer Whales are a species of dolphin that is well known from productive waters found in temperate climates. The Hawaiian stock of killer whales is estimated to have an abundance of 101. These whales are known for diverse dietary preferences that are often specific to individual populations. Killer whales from different parts of the world […]