Adopt A Hawaiian Monk Seal
Your donation lets you symbolically adopt one of several special Hawaiian monk seals. You and other caring individuals then become the “parents” of your chosen seal. If you know of a specific seal that you want to adopt that isn’t listed below, please let us know HERE and we will do what we can to support your request.
As part of your adoption you get:
- The Hawaii Marine Animal Response (HMAR) WAVES e-Newsletter with local Hawaiian monk seal and sea turtle news plus educational information about Hawaii’s protected marine species.
- “Members-only” or early invitations to special Hawaii Marine Animal Response events.
- Some digital photos of your adopted Hawaiian monk seal to use as your computer desktop, phone screen, e-mail signature, hundreds of uses.
Born: On Kauai in 2004
Regular haul-out areas: Ala Moana, Ewa Beach, Turtle Bay, Koolina, White Plains, Kaena Point, Rabbit Island, Nanakuli and Maili
Things we know: Benny was born on Kauai in 2004. He had a hook surgically removed in December 2014 and another in October 2016 and has had several other hooks removed. He was captured and brought to NOAA facilities from January 23 to January 26, 2015 to avoid an oil spill at Kalaeloa. Benny is a well-known Hawaiian monk seal on Oahu and is waiting to be adopted by you.
Born: Born in the Turtle Bay area on Oahu on June 27, 2015
Regular haul-out areas: Turtle Bay, Kaena Point, Kahuku and other Oahu north shore locations.
Things we know: Holokai was born during the summer of 2015 at the Keiki Beach at Turtle Bay. After weaning, he was often seen resting at his birth beach. As he got older, however, he has become a true “sea farer” and is seen all over the northern area of Oahu. Holokai is a cute sub-adult waiting for you to adopt him.
Born: Unknown but was first seen on Kauai in November 2002 as an adult female (estimated at 5 years of age)
Regular haul-out areas: North Shore, Turtle Bay, Hau’ula, Windward coast and Kauai
Things we know: Honey Girl is a large female and is considered by many to be the Hawaiian monk seal matriarch on Oahu due to her giving birth to 10 pups over the years. She has pupped in 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015 and 2016. Several of her pups have not survived. She has had fish hooks removed in 2003, 2012 and 2016. Honey Girl is a real survivor and would love to have you as a parent.