Special Celebration in honor and memory of Dr. Dan Salden, Director of the Hawaii Whale Research Foundation, during Whale Tales on Saturday, February 16 at 3:30 pm at the Maui Theatre.
Whale Tales is a three-day special event President's Day Weekend. Learn about whales from world-renowned scientists, photographers, and filmmakers through a series of presentations, benefit whale watches, and receptions.
Over the last 34 years, Dan has dedicated and devoted his life to studying humpback Whales. Dan’s many accomplishments include: founder of The Hawaii Whale Research Foundation, authored, co-authored and been acknowledged in numerous papers, and created a multifaceted data base. Dr. Dan will live on through each of us who have been fortunate enough to know, learn, and work beside him. Dan touched our hearts and changed our lives forever.
Dan Salden on research boat, Deep Blue, along with Kristen DeCrausaz
as humpback whale gets friendly with boat. Peggy Stap (far left) and
Beck Straussner in the water documenting the humpbacks behavior
on stills and video. Research is conducted under special NOAA National
Marine Fisheries Permit in waters off of Maui. Do not attempt to get
in the water with a humpback as there is a huge penalty and punishable
by law as humpback whales are protected and endangered.
Photograph courtsey of Herb Hartmann © 2008