Humpback Whales of Maui: 2009 to 2013 - maui-mike
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Three members (most likely males) of a raucous competition pod in violent contention in very shallow water just outside the breakwater of Ma'alaea Harbor. It is VERY unusual to see a competition pod this close to the shore, let alone within sight of the quayside and harbor shops at Ma'alaea Village.

8 March 2013

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