Hawaiian Monk Seal Talk Story
Join NOAA Fisheries and Mālama Pūpūkea-Waimea for a virtual community talk story. Learn about endangered Hawaiian monk seals and what you can do to protect them.
Hawaiian monk seals are critically endangered. But despite their limited numbers, you’re likely to encounter these curious marine animals if you frequent the beach or fish near shore. Join NOAA Fisheries and Mālama Pūpūkea-Waimea for a virtual community talk story as we learn about Hawaiian monk seals and what you can do to protect them!
- Get to know the natural history, biology, and behaviors of our state mammal
- Find out how Hawaiian monk seals are doing as we work toward recovery
- Explore seal science and conservation efforts through interactive polls and activities
- Learn what you can do to support this critically endangered species
PLEASE NOTE: The registration confirmation may include the event date/time in Eastern Standard Time (EST). The event is scheduled for 5 p.m. HST (11 p.m. EST)
Fish With Care
- Be a FAST (Fishing Around Seals and Turtles) responder! It’s OK to call for help!
- Learn best practices when spearfishing, shorecasting, and gillnet fishing
Keep Cats Indoors to Help Wildlife
- Cats in the environment are a threat to native wildlife, including Hawaiian monk seals and birds. Keeping your cat indoors can help protect them. Learn more about the tiny, cat-borne parasite (called Toxoplasma gondii) affecting Hawaiian monk seals in a big way.
Protecting Seals Means Respecting Their Space!
- Stay behind signs or barriers that identify seal resting areas.
- Use the rule of thumb when no barriers are present to view endangered Hawaiian monk seals from a safe distance.