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Humpback born in Whalers Cove

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Posted: Monday, February 21, 2011 11:15 pm

Early Saturday morning, the pool technician at Whalers Cove in Po‘ipu witnessed something rarely seen inside the South Shore cove. A humpback whale gave birth while a protective adult whale paced back and forth protecting the newborn inside the cove, according to Marianne Martin, general manager at Whalers Cove. She said the whale was so large on-lookers wondered how she could turn around inside the small cove. The whales stayed inside the cove and surrounding area for a couple hours. The mother whale was gently pushing the new baby up as if to show the world her new creation, Martin says. ‘It was the most precious, amazing thing I have ever seen!’

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  • John_Brown posted at 6:30 pm on Tue, Feb 22, 2011.

    John_Brown Posts: 752

    In a world of garbage, agendas, and civil wars, it's nice to see that some beauty will never change.

    Thank you for reminding us that all of it is very insignificant in the grand scheme of things.

    Everyone else, stop and smell the pua kini kini.

  • truth posted at 8:36 am on Tue, Feb 22, 2011.

    truth Posts: 301

    Actually, the mother was pushing the baby up so it could breathe. It takes a while until the baby learns to do that on its own. We had 2 births inside Lawai Bay a couple weeks ago - how precious!


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