Wednesday, February 1, 2012
One whale of a story Part II
The whales come to Hawaii, mostly around Maui, from mid December to mid May to give birth or get pregnant. It takes them about four to six weeks to get to Maui from Alaska. They stay in the area about four to six weeks and then they make the trip back to Alaska which takes another four to six weeks. They don't eat during any of this time so a mother giving birth to a calf can lose up to 30,000 pounds during this time. Once a calf is born it will drink 100 gallons of milk from it's mother each day. On a normal day a full grown whale will weigh in around 90,000 pounds.
I know Paul gets to see whales up his way but we don't get too many of them here in Kansas. LOL I can't tell you how enjoyable it was to see the whales. It was really pretty amazing and we literally spent hours on the lanai watching them. If you ever get the chance to go to Maui during whale season, do not pass it by! I can certainly recommend a really nice condo with great views if you are interested.