A Rule of Thumb for Viewing Hawaiian Monk Seals
Enjoying Hawaiian monk seals from a distance is easy with this simple rule of thumb!
Rule of Thumb for Hawaiian Monk Seals
Use the "rule of thumb" to determine a safe distance (if no signs or barriers are present).
- Make a "thumbs up" gesture and extend your arm straight in front of you.
- Turn your thumb parallel to the ground in your line of sight of the seal.
- If your thumb covers the entire seal, you are likely far enough away (about 50 feet or 15 meters)