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Hawaiian Monk Seal

Endangered Hawaiian Monk Seal's Suspicious Death Sparks Investigation

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 12.04.2014 | Green

An endangered Hawaiian monk seal was found bludgeoned to death on the Northeast coast of Kauai on November 30, and federal and state authorities have ...

Endangered Monk Seals Are Making A Very Cute Comeback

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 10.14.2014 | Green

Hawaiian monk seal births are on the rise, according to The Marine Mammal Center. The species is considered critically endangered, with fewer than ...

Endangered Seal Pup Found Dead After Apparent Dog Attack

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 08.02.2014 | Green

Authorities have launched an investigation after a Hawaiian monk seal pup was found dead and four others injured, including the deceased pup's mother,...

Cuts Threaten Future of Critically Endangered Hawaiian Monk Seal (VIDEO)

Trisha Kehaulani Watson | Posted 04.26.2014 | Green
Trisha Kehaulani Watson

There are less than 1,200 Hawaiian monk seals left in the world. Without intervention and sufficient help, within a generation, the species could be extinct. For one of only two warm water seals left on earth, that would be a sad end.

Rare Monk Seal Pup Is Born On Hawaii Beach, Entire State Dies From Cuteness

Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

Forget the first baby born in 2014, Hawaii is all abuzz about the first monk seal pup born in the new year. The Hawaiian monk seal is the second-m...

The Extraordinary Life Of Kamilo The Monk Seal (PHOTOS)

Posted 10.15.2013 | Green

Kamilo is a 6-month-old Hawaiian monk seal, and what an eventful 6 months it has been. Last week, Kamilo made national headlines after biting two ...

Gabriela Aoun

This Hawaiian Monk Seal Is In Time Out For Biting

HuffingtonPost.com | Gabriela Aoun | Posted 10.09.2013 | Green

Kamilo the Hawaiian Monk Seal is in time out. Just like many preschoolers, it seems he confused biting with playing. His chosen playmates? Two tri...

Having a Hard Time Taking Time Off? Learn From Mindy the Monk Seal

Anna Sabino | Posted 12.04.2013 | Hawaii
Anna Sabino

Watching Mindy the Monk Seal made me think that once in a while we should all just throw ourselves into our favorite relaxing activity with no time limitations or rules. Let's let the waves take us and let's enjoy the blissful ride of pure relaxation. Our minds and bodies will thank us.

Your New Spirit Animal

Posted 04.10.2013 | Comedy

The Hawaiian Monk Seal may be endangered, but it's aptly named as it's one of the chillest-looking creatures we've ever seen. Particularly, this sleep...

The Hand of Man: A True Christmas Story

Terrie M. Williams | Posted 02.15.2013 | World
Terrie M. Williams

Despite the rawness of nature, the world made more sense in the oceans, the forests and the mountains. Yet, it was from the wilderness through one animal -- an endangered seal named KP2 (Kauai Pup 2) -- that my faith in the hand of man was restored.

Garbage-infested Oceans Need Superfund Help

Miyoko Sakashita | Posted 02.13.2013 | Green
Miyoko Sakashita

While hundreds of tons of plastic garbage have been removed from the area, much more remains. We've ignored this problem for decades; that has to end before this special place is ruined forever.

The View from the Animal Side: Speaking Up for a Whale Safe World

Terrie M. Williams | Posted 12.26.2012 | College
Terrie M. Williams

In a world in desperate need of people banding together to preserve nature, why has the issue of conserving the animals of the oceans become so contentious?

Latest Death of Hawaiian Monk Seal a Troubling Sign for This Rare Marine Mammal

Miyoko Sakashita | Posted 06.27.2012 | Green
Miyoko Sakashita

When so much is at risk, the way forward must be vigilance from the community local and afar to respect Hawaiian monk seals and ensure their survival. We must all be part of that effort -- and halting these killings is an important first step.

Aggressive Hawaiian Monk Seal Sent To Aquarium To Save Species

AP | AUDREY McAVOY | Posted 04.16.2012 | Green

HONOLULU (AP) — The Hawaiian monk seal, the most endangered marine mammal in the United States, has a long list of threats — fishing nets, sharks ...