The Keiki Kohola Project has been from itĄŻs inception, a truly grass roots effort; donations of time, boats, fuel, camera gear and moral support were endlessly provided by many members of the local Maui whale watching community and without this sustained support this study could not have been completed.
Financially this study has been supported throughout by Mark Percival of the Early Years Project. MarkĄŻs unerring encouragement, and support in all aspects of this study has truly been a motivation throughout the entire process and it is MarkĄŻs continued commitment to the project that has ensured that our results can be disseminated through this publication, and reach the people who can best utilize and apply this information on a daily basis.
Additional funding was received from the Hawaiian Island Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary, Princess Cruises Corporation and Princess cruises passengers, American Safari Cruises, UFO parasail, Maui, Ultimate Rafting Maui, Hawaii Ocean Rafting, Dolphin Quest, Kona andDan McSweeney of the Wild Whale Research Foundation.
Tradewind Graphics donated time and services to the production of this website and many supporting graphic endeavors; Craig and Amy Venematake care of our boat, Muktuk, and Captain Jeff Kalbach has been extremely generous in providing accommodation on Maui.
This study was conducted under National Marine Fisheries permit number 895-1450 and continues under permit 10018.