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Understanding Perceptions That Drive Conflict Over the Endangered Hawaiian Monk Seal

The importance of resource managers articulating their own assumptions and values, and to work to understand the assumptions and values of those who may be affected by successful monk seal recovery efforts, to develop effective strategies that prevent and address conflict over this recovering endangered species.
July 03, 2024 - Peer-Reviewed Research ,

Genomic Analysis of Population History for Hawaiian Monk Seals

Advances in genomic technology and affordability offer a novel opportunity to revisit questions about Hawaiian monk seal trends
March 14, 2024 - Peer-Reviewed Research ,

Terrestrial Pathogen Pollutant, Toxoplasma gondii, Threatens Hawaiian Monk Seals (Neomonachus schauinslandi) Following Heavy Runoff Events Journal of Wildlife Diseases

To understand environmental factors influencing Hawaiian monk seal exposure to Toxoplasma gondii, we examined monk seal strandings from toxoplasmosis in relationship to location and rainfall patterns throughout the main Hawaiian Islands.
April 25, 2023 - Peer-Reviewed Research ,

Sighting Patterns Reveal Unobserved Pupping Events To Revise Reproductive Rate Estimates for Hawaiian Monk Seals in the Main Hawaiian Islands

We used sighting reports to describe female breeding biology and reproductive success in the main Hawaiian Islands.
November 23, 2020 - Peer-Reviewed Research ,

Revising Reproductive Rate Estimates for Hawaiian Monk Seals in the Main Hawaiian Islands

By examining sighting histories, we infer that 25 unobserved pupping events that had previously gone uncounted. This is the highest reproductive rate reported for any of the Hawaiian monk seal breeding sites.
November 23, 2020 - Peer-Reviewed Research ,

Population-Level Impacts of Natural and Anthropogenic Causes-of-Death for Hawaiian Monk Seals in the Main Hawaiian Islands

In this analysis, we quantify not only the frequency of specific causes‐of‐death (CODs) among main Hawaiian Island monk seals, but also assess the impact of individual CODs on the intrinsic growth rate, λ, of this population.
September 16, 2020 - Peer-Reviewed Research ,

Conservation Translocations of Hawaiian Monk Seals: Accounting for Variability in Body Condition Improves Evaluation of Translocation Efficacy

Hawaiian monk seal pup translocations conducted during 2012–2014 had a positive effect on the survival of pups.
August 03, 2020 - Peer-Reviewed Research ,

Translocation as a Tool for Conservation of the Hawaiian Monk Seal

Here, we analyze our cumulative experience with translocation of Hawaiian monk seals in response to it's declining demographic. Outcomes suggest that in most cases the translocations were successful.
December 11, 2019 - Peer-Reviewed Research ,

Aversive Conditioning and Monk Seal–Human Interactions in the Main Hawaiian Islands Workshop November 10-11, 2009

The critically endangered monk seal, is found in tropical and subtropical waters of the central Pacific and Mediterranean Sea. Currently, the majority of the estimated 1161 Hawaiian monk seals are distributed throughout the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.
December 09, 2019 - Peer-Reviewed Research ,

Social Media as a Data Resource for #Monkseal Conservation

Researchers examine Instagram posts for human interactions with the endangered Hawaiian monk seal.
October 23, 2019 - Peer-Reviewed Research ,