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History and biology of humpback whales explored

June 21, 2014 - 10:25am

Susan Rickards will give a talk on humpback whales from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the West Hawaii Civic Center.

She will describe the basic biology of these animals and historical accounts and evidence of their presence in Hawaii from ancient times through the modern commercial era of whaling and beyond. Biological, archaeological and historical sources will be discussed. Rickards is a founder, primary researcher and board member of the Hawaii Marine Mammal Consortium.

The event is part of Kona Historical Society’s Hanohano O Kona lecture series and is free of charge.

For more information, call 323-3222 or visit