Monk Seals Released at Kuaihelani (Midway Atoll), March 2023
NOAA Fisheries and partners return three rehabilitated Hawaiian monk seals to their home in Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument March 22–25, 2023.
Three juvenile Hawaiian monk seals were struggling with malnourishment at Kuaihelani (Midway Atoll). NOAA Fisheries and partners at The Marine Mammal Center, U.S. Coast Guard, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service coordinated the seals’ rescue, rehabilitation, and return to the wild.