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Friday, January 06, 2012

Whales in Honolulu Harbor Yesterday

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Endangered humpback whales made another rare visit inside Honolulu Harbor late Thursday night.

The captain of "The Henry Senior" reported two juvenile male whales followed him into the harbor around 11 p.m.

Witnesses say they were last spotted around 5 a.m. Friday near Pier 30. TheCoast Guard and other observers looked for the whales from land, air and sea at sunrise, with no luck.

Regardless, news of the whales in the harbor attracts the public to come out. This is the second appearance of the whales at the harbor.

On Thursday, a mother and her juvenile spent about seven hours thrilling spectators before leaving at around 2 p.m.

"We saw on the news last night that there were two whales here and it just looked so beautiful we thought maybe we'd see them again this morning," Margaret Gray said. "So we were hoping to see them again."

"I think nature is great, the way it brings everybody together, and I think especially for an area like this it's amazing to look out here and see everything," Ireland native Linda Nicholson said. "So, fingers crossed that we see something exciting today."

From the Honolulu Advertiser

Harry Note - I drove right by this action yesterday but missed it.

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