The 2008/2009 humpback whale season is fast approaching. The official season goes from around mid-December through about mid-April. Some whales must not have calendars because they have been known to be in Hawaii as early as September 16th. Who can blame them for being anxious to get to their Hawaii vacation?
Almost any day now, I’m expecting to hear news that the first humpback whale has been seen frolicking in ocean around Hawaii. The first reported whale sighting last year was October 7th and in 2006 it was October 11th.
I thought it would be fun to have a little contest for you to predict the first reported whale sighting. Here’s how the contest will work:
- Pick the earliest date you think the first whale sighting will be this fall. Enter your prediction in the comments for this blog post.
- The closest prediction without going over will win a prize.
- In the event of a tie, I will randomly select a winner from the tied predictions.
- We’ll use Hawaii newspapers and news stations as our source to determine when the first whale has been seen this season.
- Entries will be accepted through October 3, 2008. In the event that the first whale sighting is before October 3, 2008, valid entries will accepted through the day before the reported sighting.
The Hawaii themed prize (shown above) includes:
- A package of 10 vintage art postcards. (They are gorgeous!)
- A hula workout DVD that was filmed on the beautiful beaches of Maui.
- Two hand painted magnets.
So, let’s hear it – when do you think the first humpback whale will be seen in Hawaii this fall?