On Monday, guests aboard our 10:00 Whale Watch from Kawaihae on Alala watched two Humpback Whales cruise along the Kohala Coast. These two whales were pretty mellow, just surfacing, spouting a few times, and then diving. We weren’t really sure what they were doing underwater (we never really know), and we think they weren’t too sure what we were doing on the surface because at one point, one of them surfaced right behind the boat, surprising us all!
Captain Claire’s Humpback Whale Fact of the Day: When a Humpback spouts, he’s exhaling in a half of a second, 90% of the volume of air in his lungs. It’s enough air in one blow to fill up the interior of a stretch limousine. In case you’re curious, when an average size human adult exhales, he takes 3 times as long to exhale just 15% of the volume of air in his lungs — and an adult human exhalation wouldn’t even fill up a Smart Car — it’s only enough air to fill up a lunch bag.