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Good Neighbors: How to Share Hawaiʻi's Beaches with Endangered Monk Seals

October 30, 2018

This video will enhance public understanding of human-seal interactions and the direct impact that has on the population and recovery of the monk seal species.

Hawaiian monk seal resting at Poipu Beach, Kauai with do not approach sign and rope keeping people distanced off from it

The number of the Hawaiian monk seals in the main Hawaiian Islands has naturally increased over the last 30 years. The number of encounters between seals and humans has increased as well. The eight-minute video, "Good Neighbors: How to Share Hawaiʻi's Beaches with Endangered Hawaiian Monk Seals," uses 3-D animated graphics, video and reinforcing messages convey important information about responsible wildlife viewing of Hawaiian monk seals and how being a good neighbor to Hawaiian monk seals is beneficial to both seals and humans.

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Last updated by Pacific Islands Regional Office on July 09, 2021

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