HMMC sadly acknowledges the passing of one of our best friends, Mike Hoffhines. Mike began humpback whale work in 1989 as part of the University of Hawai'i Humpback Whale Research Project. All of the current HMMC members also came from that program. Mike continued to participate in humpback research as a research assistant with HMMC for many years. We have started collecting images of Mike in Hawai'i. Please take a minute to look.
We are all terribly sad to learn of his passing. Mike fought long and hard against his disease.
We were all surprised and grateful to learn that Mike was requesting donations to HMMC in lieu of flowers. He has always been a generous friend. If anyone would like to donate in memory of Mike please click here.