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Hawaiian Monk Seal Updates 2020

2020 monk seal updates from NOAA Fisheries in the Pacific Islands.


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Viewing Marine Life

Watching marine animals in their natural habitat can be a positive way to promote conservation and respect for animals and their environment.

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Various fish being weighed at a fishing tournament on a table. Tournament fishing in the Pacific Islands region occurs year-round, drawing in local participants and visitors (non-residents) to the state. The COVID-19 global pandemic has affected in-person fishing activities and much of the fishing and seafood industry. Credit: NOAA Fisheries
Oceanic whitetip shark swimming in the open ocean. Oceanic whitetip sharks, so named for the patch of white on their dorsal fins, are a threatened species. Credit: Andy Mann.
Hawksbill hatchlings making their way to the ocean. Hawksbill hatchlings making their way to the ocean. Credit NOAA Fisheries (USFWS Permit #TE-739923-8)