Hilo Celebrates Cetaceans: Aloha Kanaloa and Jive for Wildlife!

Feb 14, 2014

Kealoha Pisciotta and Kamaui together
Credit ka palaoa
Poster for the Aloha Kanaloa Cultural Festival
Credit Kai Palaoa

  This weekend, Hilo is celebrating cetaceans and our relationship with them.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports on the Aloha Kanaloa Festival this Sunday and the Conservation Council of Hawai’i’s “Jive for Wildlife” party on President’s Day.   

The free “Aloha Kanaloa Cultural Festival” offers food, entertainment and fun, 10am to 4 this Sunday at Moku Ola, Coconut Island, in Hilo.  Bring a food donation to be entered in the raffle drawing.   The Conservation Council of Hawai’i’s “Jive for Wildlife” features heavy pupu, a silent auction, wildlife store, and entertainment by 2013 Grammy nominee Kahulanui and jazz blues singer Keahi Conjugacion.   That’s Monday, Presidents’ Day, at the Hilo Hawaiian.  

At the “Jive for Wildlife” silent auction:

Sig Zane’s aloha shirts, Volcano Garden Arts gift certificates to the café, Kona Brewing Co. gift certificates, and more.

For information on the Conservation Council of Hawai’i and their annual meeting in Hilo:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Conservation-Council-for-Hawaii/112107682206461

http://www.conservehi.org

808 593-0255 phone, fax (Honolulu)

More about Kai Palaoa:

http://kaipalaoa.com/about/

Article about current status of the Hawaiian monk seal:

http://greenmagazinehawaii.com/last-chance/

Live audio and web cam in Puako Bay:

http://www.jupiterfoundation.org/live-whales-web-cam.shtml

Jupiter part 2 : 

https://www.facebook.com/championsforcetaceans

Regarding the use of sonar in the Pacific:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/15/navy-sonar-testing_n_4449784.html

Update on August 1, 2014 deadline for Navy proposal to mitigate sonar effects on marine mammals

http://www.foe.org/news/archives/2013-11-court-sets-aug-2014-deadline-to-protect-marine-mammals-from-navy-sonar

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/12/opinion/marine-mammals-and-the-navys-5-year-plan.html?_r=0

http://wildhawaii.org/marinelife/whale_migration.html

 IWhale site: http://www.iwhales.org/ and the Polar Whales Appeal (1850) : https://soundcloud.com/iwhales

Dwarf Minke Whales of Australia :