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2017 Activity Update

The work of Hawaii Marine Animal Response builds on a legacy of support for Hawaii’s endangered and threatened marine species, field response, monitoring and assessment activity, stranding support, educational outreach and community involvement that began in 2008. Examples of our work during 2017 include: Recording nearly 2,900 sightings of protected marine species. Team members engaged in

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New Volunteer Orientation Class

You can help in the preservation, recovery and stewardship of Hawaii’s endangered and threatened marine species.

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How We’re Hurting Endangered Monk Seals

JULY 19, 2016 · By Nathan Eagle read the full article at Civil Beat Nihoa had a bad week. First it was a startling mylar balloon that was blowing down the beach on Oahu’s North Shore. Then a 25-foot boat unexpectedly came ashore after breaking its mooring. To top it off, she had to bite an off-leash dog

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More to Read and Watch

Here is a quick video that provides an overview of Hawaii Marine Animal Response and what we do. Relax and enjoy the beauty of a Hawaiian monk seal swimming in waters off of Oahu, Hawaii. Watch Hawaiian monk seal RW22 (“Kolohe”), born in 2008, show off his beautiful swimming techniques. Learn about how to responsibly

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How to tell the difference between a Green and Hawksbill sea turtle

Common name:  Green Sea Turtle Hawaiian name:  Honu Latin name:  Chelonia mydas Status:  Protected & Threatened Common name:  Hawksbill Turtle Hawaiian name:  ‘Ea / Honu‘ea Latin name:  Eretmochelys imbricata Status:  Protected & Endangered Comparison of the Green turtle and the Hawksbill turtle: Green Turtle Hawksbill Turtle Hawaiian Name Honu ‘Ea / Honu’ea Status Threatened Endangered Distribution Common Not common, mostly Maui and

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Monk Seals – Frequently Asked Questions

Q. There’s a monk seal on the beach and it looks sick – what should I do?   A. Most seals that haul-out on the shoreline are just fine. They may have mucus around their eyes, scars on their body, and may lie very still, as if they are not breathing, but that’s normal. Please

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Hawaiian Monk Seal Myths and Facts

Myth 1: Seals only forage at night. Fact:  Seals feed both during the day and at night, although this varies depending on age and sex class. Monk seals as a whole do not appear to prefer feeding at specific times of the day. This misperception is derived from dietary and behavioral observations. Monk seal diet

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What Sex Is That Seal?

The only way to confirm whether a seal is female or male is by looking at its belly.

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