Saving a Species, One Monk Seal at a Time

Apr 6, 2015

Credit Flickr / Jim Mullhaupt
Monk seals Pua and Mele on their way back to Kure Atoll in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.
Credit Flickr / NOAA PIR

Two endangered Hawaiian monk seals have been nursed back to health at the Marine Mammal Center’s Hawaiian Monk Seal Hospital. After spending the past five months at the Kona facility, they were recently returned to their home in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. And as HPR’s Molly Solomon reports, this success story is important in maintaining the survival of this critically endangered species.

The Marine Mammal Center's Ke Kai Aloha Hawaiian Monk Seal Hospital has this video of monk seals Pua and Mele being transported from Kailua-Kona back to their home in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.