El nino was also responsible for our very busy hurricane season last fall, which thankfully, had no direct impact on Hawaii.
Apparently the whales sent a text message letting everyone know they're still coming but due to the unusually warm waters, they've decided to stop at the ocean buffet for a meal en route.
I am looking forward to seeing them in Hilo Bay -- yes, apparently they stop by for a visit in our back yard. Maybe, with luck, I'll be able to get some video to share.
Meanwhile, here's a short nature clip for you to enjoy: