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Mother Monk Seal Births Pup in Waikīkī for the Second Time

RK96 (Kaiwi) has given birth to a pup at Kaimana Beach, Oʻahu. Give the pair at least 150 feet of space as they nurse in the area for the next 5–7 weeks. 
April 14, 2023 - Feature Story ,
Mother seal with new born pup (in black) resting on a busy beach on a sunny day. Hawaiian monk seal RK96 (Kaiwi) and her newborn pup. Credit: Hawai‘i Marine Animal Response

Rehabilitated Hawaiian Monk Seals Return to Kuaihelani

Three monk seals return to Midway Atoll at Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument after struggling with malnourishment. They now have a second chance at survival.
April 05, 2023 - Feature Story ,
Hawaiian monk seal with satellite tag swimming in the waters after being released back into the wild. Rehabilitated Hawaiian monk seals explore their new habitat after a successful release into the wild at Kuaihelani (Midway Atoll). Credit: USFWS/Andy Sullivan-Haskins (NOAA Fisheries Permit #24359)

How One Health Benefits Hawaiian Monk Seals

One Health Month highlights threats to monk seals and how you can help.
March 24, 2023 - Feature Story ,
cat near seal

Meet Some of Our Hawaiian Monk Seal Matriarchs

Honoring trailblazing female monk seals who have significantly helped build the seal population in the main Hawaiian Islands.
March 23, 2023 - Feature Story ,
Hawaiian monk seal and her pup snuggling on each others neck in the waters by the rocks. R006 relaxes with one of her many pups at Kalaupapa, Molokaʻi. Credit: NOAA Fisheries

Seal and Sea Lion Week

Join us for a week-long celebration of seals and other pinnipeds and get the scoop on NOAA's seal conservation efforts.
An animation showing several species of seals in their native habitats with the words "Seal & Sea Lion Week" across the top. Seal & Sea Lion Week is March 20-24, 2023.

Famous Waikīkī Pup Gives Birth Outside of the Spotlight

North Shore students gift name Uʻi Mea Ola to first Oʻahu monk seal pup of 2023. 
February 23, 2023 - Feature Story ,
Black Hawaiian monk seal pup laying on its back on the left and mom on the right resting on the beach. res Hawaiian monk seal RJ58 (Kaimana) and her pup. Credit: Hawaiʻi Marine Animal Response (Permit #24359)

50 Years of Protecting Marine Mammals

A look at the Marine Mammal Protection Act's many advancements and accomplishments in the last 50 years.
February 02, 2023 - Podcast ,
Pair of bottlenose dolphins Pair of bottlenose dolphins. Credit: NOAA Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center/Lisa Morse.

The Monk Seal Chronicles: Mimi and the “Monk Seal Matriarchs”

Special guest biologist Mimi Olry joins the podcast to discuss her experiences working with Hawaiian monk seals on Kaua‘i—especially individual “monk seal moms.”
January 30, 2023 - Podcast ,
A Hawaiian monk seal rests on the beach at the edge of the waves with a small, darker pup by her side. Female Hawaiian monk seal RO28, one of the “monk seal matriarchs,” and her pup on Kaua‘i. Credit: Val Bloy