A humpback whale off the coast of Maui in Hawaii
© Design Pics/Danita Delimon
Cetacean Saturday. Cetacean Saturday
The US National Marine Sanctuaries system is a collection of 15 (and counting) protected marine environments, similar to our national parks. From August 2 through 4, the Marine Sanctuaries are hosting a 'get into your sanctuary' campaign, to highlight the work they do. We're joining them by showing this humpback whale breaching the waters off the coast of Maui. The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary is where many of these school-bus-sized whales gather in winter months to breed. But we'll fly instead of swim there.