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Baby monk seal prompts early closure of Keokea Beach Park

MEDIA RELEASE North Kohala’s Keokea Beach Park is being closed at 7:30 p.m. nightly to protect an endangered Hawaiian monk seal and its mother. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration asked the county Department of Parks and Recreation to implement the early closure after the new pup was born at the park. Both NOAA and […]

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Hawaiian monk seal airlifted from Big Island to Oahu for medical treatment

Coast Guard crews, working with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration transported a Hawaiian monk seal from the Big Island to Oahu for urgent medical care, Friday (Feb 1).

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Hawaiian Monk Seal has a beach day in Kailua-Kona

This Hawaiian Monk Seal spent the day at Kamakahonu Bay in Kailua-Kona Sunday morning (July 1) sunbathing on the beach.

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Public hearing on proposed monk seal habitat (Aug. 16)

Public hearing on proposed monk seal habitat (Aug. 16)

MEDIA RELEASE The federal government has announced public hearings in Hawaii about its proposal to designate more than 11,000 square miles of coastal and marine critical habitat for endangered Hawaiian monk seals. The proposed rule will protect beaches and coastal waters on all the main Hawaiian Islands and expand protected habitat in the Northwestern Islands. […]

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Expedition Granted! Studying the Hawaiian monk seal

Expedition Granted! Studying the Hawaiian monk seal

Special to Hawaii 24/7 by Dash Masland With the National Geographic Channel’s Expedition Granted competition one month behind us, I am in full swing on the planning of my expedition. In case you didn’t hear, Team Monk Seal took the win! That means each and every one of your votes helped launch this project by […]

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Comment period extended for monk seal recovery actions

Comment period extended for monk seal recovery actions

MEDIA RELEASE The scoping comment period for the Hawaiian Monk Seal Recovery Actions Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) has been extended. Written comments must be received or postmarked by Nov. 30, 2010. Previously, comments were due Nov. 15. The National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), Pacific Islands Regional Office (PIRO) is […]

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Monk seal count workshop in Hilo (Oct. 15)

Monk seal count workshop in Hilo (Oct. 15)

MEDIA RELEASE If you are interested in participating in the semi-annual, state-wide, Hawaiian Monk Seal count Saturday, Oct. 16, attend the training workshop 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15 in MSB 101. At the workshop, we will train volunteers how to respond to also organize groups and what locations around the island they will cover. Car […]

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Monk seals on Waimea ReefTalk agenda (June 15)

Monk seals on Waimea ReefTalk agenda (June 15)

MEDIA RELEASE * The Plight of the Hawaiian Monk Seal: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 15, Thelma Parker Library, Waimea The free educational ReefTalk will feature Hooululahui Erika Perry, Big Island Cultural Coordinator, National Marine Fisheries Service. Perry will discuss the new cetacean rehabilitation facility in Hilo, and how you can become involved with rescue and […]

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Hoailona may need surgery to treat cataracts in both eyes. The goal is to return him to Hawaii, although not likely into the wild.

Monk seal taken to UCSC lab for study, treatment

Hoailona may need surgery to treat cataracts in both eyes. The goal is to return him to Hawaii, although not likely into the wild.

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