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2014-09-03 12:23:07

SAUSALITO, Calif., Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sick and injured Hawaiian monk seals will get a second chance at survival thanks to The Marine Mammal Center's new Hawaiian Monk Seal Hospital, which is dedicated to the rescue and care of this critically endangered species. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140902/142148 On September 2, The Marine Mammal Center held a Grand Opening celebration and blessing at the new $3.2 million facility, which has been named Ke Kai Ola (The...

2014-03-20 20:20:57

Bowman Foundation and Falko continue support of Marine Mammals KAPAA, Hawaii, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Lawrence Bowman Family Foundation is excited to announce the donation of a $135,000 Vet Rocket portable x-ray system to the Marine Mammal Center. This is the latest significant gift from Falko Partners and the Bowman Family Foundation in their campaign to protect the Hawaiian monk seal from extinction. "We've committed nearly ten years and over $500,000 to saving monk...

2013-09-25 23:33:43

The $25,000 grant will support the Center's conservation efforts to help the Hawaiian monk seal. Sausalito, CA (PRWEB) September 25, 2013 The Marine Mammal Center has been awarded a $25,000 grant from the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund (DWCF) in recognition of The Marine Mammal Center’s efforts to save the Hawaiian monk seal species from extinction. This grant will help fund The Marine Mammal Center’s rescue and rehabilitation efforts to give sick, injured and orphaned...

2012-09-13 23:03:39

The new Hawaiian Monk Seal Hospital is expected to be finished by spring 2013 and will usher in the beginning of an initiative to help the critically endangered population of Hawaiian monk seals. Sausalito, CA (PRWEB) September 12, 2012 Sick and injured Hawaiian monk seals will get a second chance at survival thanks to a soon-to-be built hospital that will serve as the main hospital for the Hawaiian Islands chain, dedicated to the rescue and care of this critically endangered species....

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2011-06-10 08:20:00

Same toxin known to affect humans now identified for the first time in a marine mammal species Researchers from NOAA have discovered a potent and highly-debilitating toxin in the endangered Hawaiian monk seal, a first-of-its-kind chemical finding that is now prompting investigations of other marine mammals in the state. The toxin, ciguatoxin, is produced by marine algae common on coral reefs, and accumulates in fish species that are consumed by humans. Ciguatera, the human disease caused by...

2009-09-15 15:04:32

Scientists say a baby monk seal named KP2 is getting too big to play with children on the Hawaiian island of Molokai. The endangered Hawaiian Monk Seal has become something of a celebrity since he first showed up earlier this year on Kaunakakai Wharf, where children and local boogie boarders swim and play with the pup, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. Wende Goo, a spokesperson for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, said the 17-month-old seal pup now weighs 175...

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2009-06-12 11:25:00

The federal government is set to make a substantial expansion of the critical habitat for endangered Hawaiian monk seals to include beaches and waters of the main Hawaiian Islands on Friday. Environmentalists are saying that the addition is a necessity for ending the crisis of the monk seals. The monk seal is known to the native Hawaiians as "dog that runs through rough waters", however its name is derived from its round head covered with short hairs resembling a medieval friar. The monk...

2007-08-23 19:52:02

HONOLULU -- Young female Hawaiian monk seals will be raised in captivity as part of a plan unveiled Wednesday to save their diminishing population from extinction. The recovery plan will nab about 50 malnourished young seals each year, put them in protective custody to help them survive their early years, and then release them back into the ocean to start new families. Scientists estimate there are only about 1,200 Hawaiian monk seals left, and their population has been shrinking by 4 percent...


Latest Hawaiian Monk Seal Reference Libraries

Common Seal
2013-04-30 14:03:57

The common seal (Phoca vitulina), also known as the harbor seal or harbour seal, is a true seal in the Phocidae family. It can be found in the northern Pacific, Atlantic, Baltic, and North Seas along the coastlines in these areas. This species holds five recognized subspecies, although the Western Atlantic common seal subspecies is questionably classified. The common seal can reach an average length of up to 6.1 feet and a weight between 120 and 370 pounds. The fur can vary in color from...

Spotted Seal
2013-04-29 16:12:21

The spotted seal (Phoca largha or Phoca vitulina largha), also known as the largha seal or simply the largha, is a “true seal” in the family Phocidae. It is native to northern areas of the Pacific Ocean and neighboring seas, preferring to reside on sea ice. Its range includes the continental shelf of the Okhotsk and Bering Seas, Chukchi, and Beaufort. Its southern range extends to the Yellow Sea. When it migrates, it can be found in the Sea of Japan and northern Huanghai. During the...

Mediterranean Monk Seal, Monachus monachus
2012-06-23 10:50:34

The Mediterranean monk seal (Monachus monachus) is a rare pinniped, or “fin-footed mammal” that can be found in areas of the Mediterranean Sea, as well as in the Atlantic waters of the Tropic of Cancer. Not much is known about the chosen land habitats of this seal, but until the 20th century, it could be seen relaxing or pup rearing on open beaches. It now dwells in underwater caves and caverns in order to escape human actions including tourism and expansion. The Mediterranean monk...

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2007-07-16 13:42:02

The Caribbean Monk Seal or West Indian Monk Seal, (Monachus tropicalis), is an extinct species of seal and the only seal ever to be known as native to the Caribbean sea and the Gulf of Mexico. The last recorded sighting of this mammal occurred in 1932 off the coast of Texas. The last possible known colony of monk seals was at Seranilla Bank, Jamaica, in 1952. It was a relatively small seal measuring 6 to 9 feet long. It had rolls of fat around its neck and brown pelage* that faded to a...

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2007-02-14 07:10:27

The Hawaiian monk seal (Monachus schauinslandi) in the Family Phocidae is an endangered marine mammal that is native to the warm, clear waters of the Hawaiian Islands. It gets its common name from its round head covered with short hairs, giving it the appearance of a medieval friar. The name may also reflect the fact that the Hawaiian monk seal lives a more solitary existence, in comparison with other seals that in places collect in large colonies. The Hawaiian monk seal comes from ancestors...

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