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Partnering to Protect and Study Monk Seals and Sea Turtles: Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Field Camps 2019

The NOAA Ship Oscar Elton Sette is departing on May 15th for a 27-day research expedition throughout the main and Northwestern Hawaiian Islands to support research and recovery of the endangered Hawaiian monk seal and threatened green sea turtle.
May 14, 2019 - Feature Story ,
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Ten Ways We Can Help Hawaiian Monk Seals

Our veterinarian and field teams work to rescue pups, treat injuries, and sometimes even remove eels!
December 10, 2018 - Feature Story ,
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Three’s A Crowd: NOAA Dehooks Several Seals in Two-Month Span

NOAA Successfully Dehooks Three Monk Seals in Recent Months.
November 14, 2018 - Feature Story ,
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Protecting Paradise: Marine Debris Team Does the Heavy Lifting

The team removed more than 160,000 pounds of lost or abandoned fishing nets and plastics from the remote Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, an ecologically and culturally significant area, part of the Papahānaumokuāea Marine National Monument.
November 09, 2018 - Feature Story ,
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Hawaiian Monk Seal With Several Ingested Hooks Returned to Wild

NOAA Fisheries calls on shoreline fishermen to help prevent monk seal hookings.
October 19, 2018 - Feature Story ,
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Removal and Research: The Marine Debris Team Strikes Again

The 2018 mission to remove marine debris from the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.
September 19, 2018 - Feature Story ,
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Hawaiʻi Visitor Fined for Harassing Protected Marine Animals on Kauaʻi

An Alabama resident has now paid a $1,500 summary settlement for touching a Hawaiian monk seal and harassing a sea turtle on the island of Kauaʻi in Hawaiʻi. The man, who was vacationing on Kauaʻi in fall 2017, posted videos of his interactions with
August 24, 2018 - Feature Story ,
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Disease Causes Three Hawaiian Monk Seal Deaths

Toxoplasmosis is the leading disease-causing mortality for Hawaiian monk seals.
June 21, 2018 - Feature Story ,
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Three Monk Seals Found Dead on O‘ahu This Week

NOAA emphasizes the need for the public to report all seals.
May 18, 2018 - Feature Story ,
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What's the Latest on Hawaiian Monk Seals?

NOAA scientists provide the 2017 annual population update.
March 07, 2018 - Feature Story ,
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