Whale Studies

Humpback Whales have been part of JRF’s research and development projects from the beginning. During the winter, Live Whale Song from the Kohala Coast of  the beautiful Big Island of Hawai’i is broadcast on our website both for the research community and for public enjoyment. During the two groundbreaking HUMPACS missions, we recorded the acoustic soundscape 24/7 and valuable ocean properties while transecting the Pacific Ocean to the East and to the West of the Hawaiian Islands. Beth Goodwin, who has been doing humpback whale photo-ID for over 30 years as part of Eye Of The Whale, has created an interactive catalog where she and others can post and try to match their fluke photo IDs as well as their "Best Of" pictures of humpbacks whales seen along the Kohala Coast.