AP-HI--Hawaii News Coverage Advisory 9:30 am, HI
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Hawaii at 9:30 a.m.
MISSING HAWAII HUMPBACKS
HONOLULU — Over the past several years researchers have noticed a decline in the number of North Pacific humpback whales showing up in their traditional breeding grounds around Hawaii. U.S. and international researchers, wildlife managers and federal officials will meet Tuesday and Wednesday in Honolulu to discuss the decline, which researchers believe is a downward trend of between 50 and 80 percent, and decide what needs to be done next. By Caleb Jones. UPCOMING: 900 words, photos by 11 a.m.
OF HAWAII INTEREST
TOKYO — A French-American man has given up his attempt to swim across the Pacific Ocean after a storm broke the mainsail of his support ship. Organizers said Monday that long-distance swimmer Ben Lecomte had abandoned the attempt. He had completed about 1,500 nautical miles of the 5,000-mile journey. SENT: 200 words.
FROM AP MEMBERS
HONOLULU — A group that has worked to save the Falls of Clyde, an historic ship built in Scotland, has made arrangements for the vessel to return to its homeland early next year. UPCOMING: 300 words.
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