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This area, just off western Maui, is frequented by humpback whales during their winter migration in the Hawaiian Islands. It is believed that they prefer this body of water due to the acoustic properties of the sandy sea floor, the protection from the surrounding islands, and the shallow depths. (photo: Brady Phillips)

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