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RS00: The Seal Who Journeyed Across the Archipelago

Monk Seal of the Month: May 2017
May 23, 2017 - Feature Story ,

Hawaiian Monk Seal Expedition Underway

The NOAA Ship Oscar Elton Sette departed on a 24-day research expedition to the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands to support research and recovery efforts for the endangered Hawaiian monk seal. Every year, our biologists monitor the status of m
May 12, 2017 - Feature Story ,
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The First Oʻahu Pup Who Blossomed on Kure Atoll

Monk Seal of the Month: April 2017
April 23, 2017 - Feature Story ,

The Grand Dame of Monk Seals

Monk Seal of the Month: March 2017
March 16, 2017 - Feature Story ,

Celebrate Year of the Monk Seal

Pacific Islands Region reaffirms commitment to Hawaiian monk seal conservation.
January 24, 2017 - Feature Story ,
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Spotlight on Monk Seals: A Great Step Forward

The Hawaiian monk seal has been in decline since the 1950's and lost nearly 70 percent of its population between 1958 and 2006. In recent years, the decline has slowed in the remote Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (NWHI), and a population of seals has
February 12, 2016 - Feature Story ,
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NOAA Fisheries Scientists Test Unmanned Aerial Systems

NOAA Fisheries scientists returned from conducting research using unmanned aerial systems (UAS) in Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument.  The team and pilots from collaborating organizations tested two types of UAS platforms to determine thei
September 25, 2015 - Feature Story ,
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Updates From The Field: Monk Seal News from Across the Hawaiian Archipelago

Positive Signs for Hawaiian Monk Seals in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands In May 2015, NOAA Fisheries deployed 14 researchers, in teams of two to four people, to five of the six main areas in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (NWHI), which includes F
August 17, 2015 - Feature Story ,
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Monk Seal Mission: Upcoming Cruise to Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Will Save Seals, Test New Technology, and Recover Research Teams

In September 2015, the Hawaiian monk seal research program (HMSRP) will be embarking on a research cruise aboard the NOAA research vessel Oscar Elton Sette for a 28-day project in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (NWHI). The mission will focus on saving
August 17, 2015 - Feature Story ,
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NOAA Fisheries Kicks Off Hawaiian Monk Seal Vaccination Drill

From July 15 through July 17, the Hawaiian Monk Seal Research Program (HMSRP) of the NOAA Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center will be conducting a vaccination drill spanning Oahu and the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. Certain virus-borne infectiou
July 23, 2015 - Feature Story ,