Tag: Hawaiian monk seals

September 3, 2020

Translocating young Hawaiian monk seals improves survival

Shifting young Hawaiian monk seals from their whelping beaches to safer areas free of sharks and the threat of entanglement in marine debris may improve survival for the endangered marine...

December 11, 2018

Why do seals get eels stuck in their noses?

It has stumped scientists, and it must be pretty disconcerting to the involved parties, too. On a few occasions, biologists in the Hawaiian Islands have come across an odd phenomenon:...

August 27, 2015

Hawaiian Monk Seals Gain Critical Habitat Protection

Critically endangered Hawaiian monk seals (Monachus schauinslandi) now have a better chance to revive their population thanks to an increase in almost 7,000 square miles of designated critical habitat. The...