(Above, a surfacing humpback in Maui from a 2008 posting on OurKonaCondo.com)
Actually, the language was way more bureaucratic than that, of course.
There be recent news from the Mainland about humpback whales. The notion is that in Hawaiian waters, the humpback whale no longer needs the protection of the endangered species act.
A 90 day public comment period has commenced, according to Caleb Jones of the Associated Press, who covered the federal “blah blah blah blickety blick” on behalf of most of what’s left of the nation’s newspapers.
Here’s the Christian Science Monitor’s link to the the story: Save the whales? Why the humpback doesn't need protecting anymore.
Learn more about the Hawaiian Island’s population of humpbacks (kohola for you purists) at the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Web site.
Check out an artist rendering of said humpies in Alaska by a noted artist who is so noted, he goes by only one name: Holiday greetings from Wyland.
And finally, for your planning purposes for the (cough, cough) booking of OurKonaCondo.com, the whale watching season in Hawaii runs roughly from December to May. For more info on the season and the watching of whales in general, check out Whale Watching in Hawaii, courtesy of GoHawaii.com.