Jeff Boehm, Executive Director of The Marine Mammal Center, which operates Ke Kai Ola in Kailua Kona, a dedicated hospital for monk seals
Only about 1,300 Hawaiian monk seals
are left, and though the population has been relatively stable recently, it has historically declined at a rate of 4 percent a year.
I'm thrilled the EPA is taking this historic first step to protect Hawaiian monk seals
and green sea turtles from dangerous plastic litter," said Emily Jeffers, an attorney for the Center for Biological Diversity.
We realize that we're going through a period of pretty dramatic transition in the Main Hawaiian Islands where just in over a decade, really, have monk seals
shown up in any great number and become part of our lives,'' said Charles Littnan, lead scientist for the Hawaiian Monk Seal
Research Program at NOAA Fisheries.
The first case under this new reward program and tip line involves three monk seals
killed on MolokaOi and a fourth monk seal
found killed on KauaOi.
There are two horse-riding schools that offer trails around the island or go sea kayaking and spot rare monk seals
Fish and Wildlife Service is still unclear as to the extent of the impact on Laysan ducks and monk seals
An impression of the Neanderthals' coastal foraging habits and diet was provided by the discovery of fossiled bones and shells from dolphins, monk seals
and mussels alongside the more expected bear, ibex, red deer and wild boar.
They include recovery plans for such species as Atlantic salmon, Hawaiian monk seals
, the checkerspot butterfly and the desert tortoise.
Destination tips to * ensure a fun, stress-free family holiday - In the Aegean region of Turkey, take a boat trip from Foca's quayside to see the protected monk seals
Dear EarthTalk: what is the status of Hawaiian monk seals
and how will the new national monument designation in the waters around the Hawaiian Islands affect them?
Turtles weighing hundreds of pounds dot its shallows, monk seals
can sometimes be found sunning on its beach, and humpback whales and dolphins cavort off-shore.