The mission of the Keiki Kohola Project is to promote the protection of humpback whale mother and calf pairs during their time in Hawaiian waters.

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Every winter, pregnant humpback whales from across the North Pacific head to the waters of Hawaii. These soon-to-be moms travel over 2500 km to reach a safe, protected nursery where they can raise their young calves.

Through research, education and outreach,

the Keiki Kohola Project aims to ensure the protection of mothers, their calves, and the nursery waters they inhabit during this critical period.

The Keiki Kohola Project; Caring for Calves in Hawaiian Waters

Keiki Kohola is a Hawaiian phrase meaning "youngest whale"