Hawaiian Monk Seal
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The Hawaiian monk seal is an endangered species of earless seal in the Phocidae family that is endemic to the Hawaiian Islands. They are solitary animals, like some monks.
While most seals make their homes in colder climates, Hawaiian monk seals prefer the warm, sandy beaches of the northwestern Hawaiian Islands. photographed from Secret beach at the Ko Olina Resort, Waianae Coast, Oahu, Hawaii
Today, Hawaiian monk seals are endangered &, although many protection efforts are in place, their numbers are believed to have fallen more than ten percent per year since 1989. Photographed from Secret beach at the Ko Olina Resort, Waianae Coast, Oahu, Hawaii
Hawaiian Monk Seal Honey Girl gave birth to her 12th Pup on the 8th of May 2019 - North Shore, Hawaii
Hawaiian Monk Seal Honey Girl, nusing her Pup, born on the 8th of May 2019 - North Shore, Hawaii