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Marine Mammal Center, NOAA bring first patients to hospital

Charles Littnan: ‘In the past, we would have had to leave these animals behind in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, and they would have almost certainly died. Now they get a second chance to live, grow and ensure the future of their species.’

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Monk seals leave Keokea Beach Park

MEDIA RELEASE Two endangered Hawaiian monk seals have left Keokea Beach Park, prompting the Department of Parks and Recreation to return to keeping the North Kohala park open until 11 p.m. each night. A seal pup was born at the park in November, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which requested the park […]

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Baby monk seal, mom doing just fine at Keokea Beach Park

County beach park closes early to protect mother, pup

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Monk seal death increases concern of fishery impacts

MEDIA RELEASE The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has reported a juvenile monk seal flown by the U.S. Coast Guard from Hawaii Island to Oahu last Friday for medical treatment has died. A necropsy conducted by NOAA Fisheries revealed that the young male seal, known […]

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Monk seal recovering on Oahu after reconstructive surgery from hook injury

On Wednesday (Nov 14) a 15 year-old female Hawaiian monk seal, known by her flipper tags as “R5AY,” was reported seen with a hook in her cheek on Oahu. She was safely captured by NOAA Fisheries staff and transported to Waikiki Aquarium for further evaluation and supportive care.

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DLNR, NOAA asking for kokua reporting monk seal hookings

MEDIA RELEASE The Department of Land and Natural Resources and NOAA Fisheries announce that since the beginning of 2012, NOAA Fisheries, DLNR, and partners have responded to 13 seal hooking incidents involving ten individual Hawaiian monk seals. Due to early reporting, seven of the 11 live cases ended successfully with intervention from authorized federal and […]

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Entangled Monk Seal. Photo courtesy of NOAA

DLNR reports 13 Monk Seal hooking incidents, asks public to report sightings

Due to early reporting, seven of the 11 live cases ended successfully with intervention from authorized federal and state agency monk seal responders. Two cases ended in the seal ridding itself without intervention, and although an intervention was attempted, one seal remains hooked to this day. Three cases ended in deaths.

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Monk seal takes a snooze at Kahaluu

Hawaiian monk seal is listed as ‘endangered’ on International Union for Conservation of Nature Red List of Threatened Species

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DLNR, NOAA urge reporting monk seal incidents

DLNR, NOAA urge reporting monk seal incidents

MEDIA RELEASE The Department of Land and Natural Resources and NOAA Fisheries announced this week that since March 2012, NOAA Fisheries, DLNR, and partners have responded to five seal hooking incidents involving four individual Hawaiian monk seals. Three of these responses are still in progress. NOAA and DLNR would like to take this opportunity to […]

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Singer: Do monk seals 'belong' in Hawaii?

Singer: Do monk seals ‘belong’ in Hawaii?

(Reader Opinions Disclaimer: This column allows members of the community to share their opinions and views, which do not necessarily reflect those of Hawaii 24/7, its staff, sponsors or anyone other than the writer. Hawaii 24/7 reserves the right to refuse any column deemed to be misinformation, of an unethical nature, a personal attack, or […]

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Proposed expedition is to study the dietary habits of Hawaiian monk seals, one of the most endangered marine mammals in the world

National Geographic finalist needs your vote

Proposed expedition is to study the dietary habits of Hawaiian monk seals, one of the most endangered marine mammals in the world

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Local program assists in tracking populations, identifying injured or entangled animals, removing carcasses

Marine response network open for new volunteers

Local program assists in tracking populations, identifying injured or entangled animals, removing carcasses

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ReefTalk: Tales of whales and monk seals (Feb. 16)

ReefTalk: Tales of whales and monk seals (Feb. 16)

MEDIA RELEASE Attend a free educational ReefTalk on Tuesday, Feb. 16, at the Thelma Parker Library in Waimea at 6:30 p.m. The talk will feature Justin Viezbicke, Marine Conservation Coordinator, The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary. Viezbicke will report on a wildly busy year of disentangling monk seals and whales. He and his […]

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Volunteers needed for weekend seal count

Volunteers needed for weekend seal count

The state is conducting a seal count Saturday, Oct. 17 and need volunteers along the Kona Coast. Among the areas still needing volunteers are (starting in the north): * Zone 2: Keawaeli Bay, coast along Upolu Point Rd * Zone 3: Honoipu Landing, Holoana Bay * Zone 7: Kiholo Bay (Hike in), Kukio Beach, (near […]

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