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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 ,
Seal with an eel in its nose

National Academies of Sciences Releases New Coral Reef Interventions Research Review

NOAA-commissioned study highlights the need for advanced, unconventional approaches to coral reef conservation.
November 28, 2018 - Feature Story ,

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 ,
Fish hook with line and pliers removed from monk seal.

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 ,
The team pulls a large mass of nets into the boat near the barrier reef at Midway Atoll.

Conservation Partners Come Together to Save a Hawaiian Hawksbill Turtle

Support hawksbill sea turtle conservation by calling NOAA’s Marine Animal Response Hotline: 1-888-256-4890.
October 24, 2018 - Feature Story ,
Hawksbill sea turtle in a animal crate ready to be released back into the wild.

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 ,
A fisherman demonstrates responsible fishing by keeping his line up until the seal swims away

How Many Male Sea Turtles is Enough?

A recent study reveals insights into the mating strategies of male hawksbill turtles and the future population outlook of these endangered sea turtles.
October 09, 2018 - Feature Story ,
Two hawksbills interacting

Six Reasons Why You Should Not Swim with Wild Spinner Dolphins

Would you swim with wild spinner dolphins if you knew that they were trying to sleep?
October 02, 2018 - Feature Story ,
Two spinner dolphins jumping out of the water.

Seeking Candidates for the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument Community Group

Help input to the agencies on the management, proper care, and effective stewardship of the Monument from diverse stakeholder perspectives, and to provide a forum for discussion of issues of concern and possible solutions.
September 25, 2018 - Feature Story ,
View of underwater and the sky point of view.

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 ,
James Morioka dives down to carefully remove a net from the reef.