Recent Event Highlights: Legislature passes seal protection bill - Honolulu Advertiser, Bill would toughen penalties for harming monk seals - Honolulu Advertiser, Let Sleeping Seals Lieā¦ - Molokai Dispatch, Alarming decline in 'Critically Endangered' Monachus monachus seal population - ANA, 32 Hawaiian Monk Seals Spotted - KITV Honolulu, Gillnet proves deadly for female monk seal - Honolulu Star-Bulletin, and 124 more...
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Legislature passes seal protection billHonolulu AdvertiserLÄŖHU'E, Kaua'i ā Harming a Hawaiian monk seal may soon become a felony. Senate Bill 2441 was unanimously passed by the state House and Senate ...and moreĀ Ā»
Singer taking shoreline poisoning case to federal courtHawaii 24/7... Hawaiian coot, Hawaiian hawk, Hawaiian duck, Hawaiian monk seal, Hawksbill Sea Turtle, and at least two nominated endangered arthropods. ...
Bill would toughen penalties for harming monk sealsHonolulu AdvertiserLIHU'E, Kauai ā Harming Hawaiian monk seals may soon become a felony, as Senate Bill 2441 was unanimously passed by the state House and ...and moreĀ Ā»
Molokai DispatchLet Sleeping Seals Lieā¦Molokai DispatchPlease help protect our Hawaiian Monk Seal. - It is natural for monk seals to haul out for long periods and to dry off. - State and federal laws prohibit ...
Alarming decline in 'Critically Endangered' Monachus monachus seal populationANAThe Monachus monachus monk seal, whose scattered global population numbers approximately 450 members, over half of them living in Greek seas, ...and moreĀ Ā»
32 Hawaiian Monk Seals SpottedKITV HonoluluHONOLULU -- Hawaiians and tourists love to watch Hawaiian monk seals catching rays and sprays on the state's beaches, but the sightings of seals are getting ...and moreĀ Ā»
Gillnet proves deadly for female monk sealHonolulu Star-BulletinThe state Department of Land and Natural Resources is investigating the apparent drowning of a 9 1/2 -month-old Hawaiian monk seal ...and moreĀ Ā»
ANSAmedENVIRONMENT: EXTRAORDINARY SIGHTING OF MONK SEALS IN SICILYANSAmed(ANSAmed) - ROME - An extraordinary sighting of monk seals in the waters of the island of Marettimo, the Sicilian island that is part of the marine reserve ...
Monk seal gets tangled in net, drownsHonolulu AdvertiserA 9-month-old Hawaiian monk seal was found drowned in a gill net Tuesday offshore from Waimanalo, the third such death in Hawai'i since 2006. ...and moreĀ Ā»
High-tech transmitters giving up secret lives of Hawaiian sealsHonolulu AdvertiserIf trends continue, in 15 years the monk seal population of the main and Northwestern Hawaiian Islands could both be about 400 to 500 animals, Littnan said. ...and moreĀ Ā»
Seals are among Romania's extinct speciesFinanciarulOne of the most spectacular species of animals living on Romanian territory is the monk seal (monachus monachus) in the Danube Delta, reads daily Romania ...
Huffington Post (blog)13 Threatened Animals Of The Ocean (PHOTOS)Huffington Post (blog)I'm a lefty and a staunch supporter of the the Canadian seal hunt. I got the message from the Mediterranean Monk Seal: people, go away. ...
BBC NewsThe Guide: Easter weekend things to do in DorsetBBC NewsAs a memento of their visit, children will also be able to get a temporary tattoo in aid of Monk Seal Conservation. Activities vary throughout the week and ...and moreĀ Ā»
New display features Hawaiian monk sealMaui NewsKIHEI - A new marine mammal display, the skeleton of an endangered Hawaiian monk seal, will be on featured until sometime this summer at the Hawaiian ...
Hawaii 24/7Marine response network open for new volunteersHawaii 24/7He said monk seals are a common sight along Kona's shores, with one youngster frequenting beaches and even carports along Alii Drive. ...
Hawaii 24/7Rare Hawaiian Monk Seal Brought to Marine Lab for Study and TreatmentScience Daily (press release)22, 2010) ā A young Hawaiian monk seal that was removed from the wild last year for treatment and rehabilitation is providing researchers at the University ...As We See It: Hits and MissesSanta Cruz Sentinelall 4 news articlesĀ Ā»
Hawaiian Monk Seal Hangs Out With Us In Kealakekua BayAloha Update (blog)We ended up being greeted by what we came to find out was a local Hawaiian Monk seal named Kimo (or B18 B19) that hangs around in the Bay and has become ...
with the people of Molokai by hanging out at a popular wharf, where he became dependent on food handouts.
Beau Richter makes a target with his to help focus the seal's attention at Long marine Lab on March 18, 2010. (Robinson Kuntz/Santa Cruz Sentinel)
Inside Bay Area
Rare Hawaiian monk seal lands at UCSC's Long Marine LabSan Jose Mercury NewsThe message from the National Marine Fisheries Service offered Williams the rare opportunity to study the critically endangered monk seal, whose population ...Rare seal settling into UCSC's marine labSan Francisco ChronicleRare Hawaiian Monk Seal Makes Journey to Santa CruzKCBAall 40 news articlesĀ Ā»
Looks at a typical Monk Seal haul out four miles south of Lahaina on a beach adjacent to a major highway. Seal is relatively unnoticed until the NOAA people post their signs and yellow tape in a manner that is visible from the roadway. Makes the area look like a crime scene. Traffic is brought to a virtual standstill that lasts well into the evening when the seal finally leaves to go fishing. A lot of animosity is directed against the poor seal that is just trying to get some rest. The NOAA people have good intentions but don't seem to understand that they are creating the problem where one should not exist. Hawaii has just adopted a law that goes into effect July 1, 2010 that makes a "take" of an endangered species a class C felony. While a "take" does include the killing of a seal it also includes "harass, harm, or pursue." A rather opened ended list of things subject to interpretation. Interestingly, the law allows a citizen to take action "against any other person, or any state or county agency or instrumentality , that is alleged to be in violation of this chapter or any rule adopted under this chapter." Makena State Park allowing Feral cats with Taxoplasmosis know to be lethal to Monk Seals should be a good early test of the statute. How about the developer that wipes out the habitat for numerous endangered species by grinding up the surface to a depth of a few feet.
Hawaiian monk seal is more than just cuteBig Island WeeklyNow, it's the Hawaiian monk seal. In 2008, Lt. Gov. Duke Aiona announced that the Hawaiian monk seal had been designated as the official state mammal. ...SB 2441 passes Judiciary committeeExaminer.comall 10 news articlesĀ Ā»
Hawaiian monk seals are highly endangered. There are only about 1000 left in the world. Many become entangled in fish nets and drown. As fish populations decline, monk seals have less food to eat. Many seals are starving to death. The fearsome Tiger Shark is a predator and feeds on monk seal pups. Young females pups are "mobbed" by large male seals and are accidentally killed. Monk seals have been brutally attacked by ignorant fishermen who believe the seals are eating all the fish. It is truly sad that a prehistoric species, the Hawaiian Monk Seal, is now facing total extinction in our lifetime. This video shows a baby monk rolling into the sea after a day of sun bathing on the beach. Monk seals feed all night, and sleep all day. What a life. If only they can make it, the world will be a better place. Aloha, Teri
Brief asidesHonolulu Star-BulletinFrm ur pal da Seal" If monk seals could text, that might be one message zapped back to scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric, who are using ...and moreĀ Ā»
Examiner.comKauai turtle rescued, will be flown to Oahu for diagnosisExaminer.comThe Hawaiian Monk seal hotline is 808-983-2958. Green sea turtles, as well as other marine animals, face a number of hazards to health and safety including ...and moreĀ Ā»
'Smart phone' tags to track monk sealsHonolulu Star-BulletinMarine scientists in Hawaii are equipping Hawaiian monk seals with a cell phone-like device to track where the seals have been and what they ...and moreĀ Ā»
Scientist: 'There's still time' to save the oceansThe Bozeman Daily ChronicleWhen Earle was growing up in the 1950s, there was a species of monk seal that inhabited the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico, she said. ...
Molokai DispatchOlelo Special on KP2Molokai DispatchIt is the story of Molokai's monk seal "KP2, and was initiated by Hawaiian activist Walter Ritte and Monk Seal Advocate Loretta Ritte. ...
Pot tax and furlough tax survive, cross over from Senate to HouseHonolulu Star-BulletinSenators also passed SB 2441, which would make it a Class C felony to intentionally kill an endangered Hawaiian monk seal. That offense is punishable by up ...and moreĀ Ā»
Molokai DispatchWith a Song to ShareMolokai DispatchCrowding 62 nine and ten-year old haumanu into Ms. Abraham's classroom, the keiki have learned a mele about our favorite monk seal, KP2. ...
Honolulu WeeklyTruth or consequencesHonolulu WeeklyThe endearing cetacean's Hawaii population has fallen by 70 percent in just two decades, much faster than that of the monk seal, in part because they get ...
James Campbell National Wildlife Refuge to Expand to 1100 AcresKansas City infoZineAmong these are the 'ilio-holo-i-ka-uaua (endangered Hawaiian monk seal), threatened honu (green turtles) and endangered 'ohai (a native pea plant also ...
Safeguarding sealsChico News & ReviewThe legislation was enacted in response to the shooting and killing of two male monk seals and one pregnant female seal within the past year. ...
...Africa this summer. And the confidence gained since is obvious judging by the way he picked his spot from 35 yards at Oakwell to seal a hope-lifting weekend win. āItās going to be strange seeing him out there this summer,ā said Monk. āBut heās a great lad...
Footage of a monk seal in Kealakekua Bay, Hawaii. We were on a Kona Boys kayak and snorkel trip when this seal started following us around, in and out of the water! He finally settled in for a nap on the rocks next to our kayak. These animals are severely endangered and only a handful of them remain on the big island. Filmed with a Canon PowerShot D10.
Two young ladies check out Monk Seal Skeleton at Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale Marine Sanctuary with Dr. Leisure
Hawaiian Monk Seal (Monachus schauinslandi) marked F3 (actually tagged RH-44) is observed in the fish pond behind the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary in Kihei, Maui, Hawaii on December 17, 2009. She is so big that Dr. Leisure would not be surprised if she had a pup at any time. (last pup April 2009 died shortly after birth) Next pup April or May 2010. RH-44 is an old friend
web.mac.com October 09 at Koki Beach Hana Maui Hawai'i a hawaiian Monk Seal was born. A RARE occasion - enjoy
2 monk seals playing around in Sea Cave Oahu, HI 14 Dec 09
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Koki the monk seal is forty days old on November 18, 2009. Koki and Mom have taken up residence at the fish pond about 1/2 mile from Koki Beach where Koki was born. Each day we see mom teaching Koki the fundamentals of survival for a monk seal. Today it looks like "fish catching 101" has paid off. Koki is seen chewing on what could be a fish or some other marine creature. An important step in becoming a free living monk seal.
Fifteen day old monk seal has breakfast on the beach. Has to deal with the inherent problems of sand with his milk and getting knocked about by small tsunami. Other than that it is a good day. It is October 24, 2009.
Fifteen day old Monk Seal pup is nearly squashed by his seven hundred pound mother. So traumatized he starts chewing his nails!
...and took him back into captivity. The group of Molokai residents said NOAA lied to them and stole their seal. "As we treat monk seals, so we treat Hawaiians," Molokai activist Walter Ritte said The group members said NOAA intends to put him in tiger shark...
This is the first in a series of short clips about a monk seal named Koki born October 9, 2009 on Koki Beach, Hana Maui. This was taken when the pup was ten days old. Every five days I was able to get additional video on it development. The mother RO 15 stayed with the pup 51 days nursing and training the pup for survival. On day fifty-one she completed weening the pup and left. You can see all the video with additional information at drleisure.com.
A rare look at the Hawaii an monk seal. www.oahudiving.com Oahu scuba diving.
...its death, Pickering said yesterday. Pickering and his team are also investigating the death of a 5-year-old male Hawaiian monk seal, RK19, found dead April 20 on Kaua'i's west side at Kaumakani. The seal had been seen alive and healthy just one day before,...
The Honolulu Advertiser
...week is the state mammal of Hawaii, the Hawaiian Monk Seal. According to forbidding signs posted on Hawaiian beaches, the monk seal is "one of the most endangered species in the world," with only 1,400 individuals. The Hawaiian Monk Seal lives in the quiet...
...released because the killing is under investigation. "Foul play" by humans also is blamed for the death of a 4-year-old male monk seal found dead on a Kaua'i beach April 19, according to Goo. "We don't have enough information to link the two," she said. The...
The Honolulu Advertiser
...to the beach, they talked briefly with the man, but did not notice anything unusual. "We didn't (initially) think that the monk seal had been shot because it swam away, that maybe it heard that loud noise and got scared and ran away," the male witness said. After...
The Honolulu Advertiser
Endangered Hawaiian Monk Seals (earless seals) are taken at Poipu Beach Park, Mahaulepu and Keolewa Bay in late 2008 and early 2009. Did you notice a baby monk seal? It was just two days old. I have also added my photo collections of Sunset taken at Poipu area.