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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 ,

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 ,

Spotlight on Monk Seals: A Great Step Forward

The 2015 Hawaiian monk seal population census reveals a "remarkable" increase in survival rates and a new total population estimate for the native seal of Hawaiʻi.
February 12, 2016 - Feature Story ,

NOAA Fisheries Scientists Test Unmanned Aerial Systems

NOAA Fisheries scientists returned from conducting research using unmanned aerial systems (UAS) in Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument.
September 25, 2015 - Feature Story ,

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 to five of the six main areas in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.
August 17, 2015 - Feature Story ,

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 is embarking on a research cruise aboard the NOAA research vessel Oscar Elton Sette for a 28-day project in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.
August 17, 2015 - Feature Story ,

NOAA Fisheries Kicks Off Hawaiian Monk Seal Vaccination Drill

From July 15 through July 17, the Hawaiian Monk Seal Research Program of the NOAA Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center will be conducting a vaccination drill spanning Oʻahu and the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.
July 23, 2015 - Feature Story ,