Hawaiian Monk Seal Pictures

 
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Hawaiian Monk Seal Photos Showing This Highly Endangered Species That is Hawaii's State Mammal

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The Hawaiian monk seal, Monachus schauinslandi, is protected by the Endangered Species Act and the Marine Mammal Protection Act. Erosion on the remote atolls of the haul out and pupping beaches of the North Western Hawaiian Islands is causing more seals to be seen in the main islands, with a subsequent heavier toll of death due to disturbance by people and dogs and disease. An adult Hawaiian monk seal is usually dark grey or brown with a light grey or yellow belly and can weigh anywhere from 396 to 595 pounds. Mothers stay with their pups from birth to about five or six weeks, never leaving them unprotected to go feed. During this time, she will lose as much as 300 pounds in weight. Pups usually weigh 24 to 33 pounds at birth and weigh up to 132 to 198 pounds when the mother departs and the pup is on its own to learn to catch food. Their enemies include humans, sharks, diseases, and marine debris such as lost fishing nets and plastic products. Life expectancies are from 25 to 30 years.

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picture of Hawaiian monk seal  adult male at Waikiki Aquarium picture of sign warning people not to approach Hawaiian monk seals picture of Hawaiian monk seal with weaned pup picture of Hawaiian monk seal underwater

Picture of Hawaiian monk seal, Monachus schauinslandi, endemic and highly endangered, adult male weight over 400 pounds, Waikiki Aquarium, Oahu, Hawaii, Pacific Ocean

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Image of a warning sign advises beachgoers not to approach critically endangered endemic Hawaiian monk seals, Monachus schauinslandi, which are using the main Hawaiian Islands with increasing frequency, Kihei, Maui, Hawaii

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Stock photo of female Hawaiian monk seal, Monachus schauinslandi, endangered and endemic, with weaned pup trying to steal milk, Laysan Island, Hawaii, Pacific Ocean

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Picture of Hawaiian monk seal, Monachus schauinslandi, endemic and highly endangered, underwater, Hawaii

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picture of Hawaiian monk seal  at Lehua Rock picture of Hawaiian monk seal on Kauai beach picture of Hawaiian monk seal underwater at Honaunau picture of veterinarian examining Hawaiian monk seal

Picture of Hawaiian monk seal, Monachus schauinslandi, endemic and highly endangered, Lehua Rock near Niihau Island, Hawaii, Pacific Ocean

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Image of Hawaiian monk seal, Monachus schauinslandi, endemic and highly endangered, basking on beach, Kauai, Hawaii, Pacific Ocean

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Stock photo of Hawaiian monk seal, Monachus schauinslandi, endangered and endemic, Honaunau, Hawaii Island, Pacific Ocean

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Picture of veterinarian examining endangered and endemic Hawaiian monk seal, Monachus schauinslandi, Honolulu Aquarium, Oahu, Hawaii, North Pacific Ocean

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picture of Hawaiian monk seal  and spectators on Maui beach picture of Hawaiian monk seal yearling female picture of Hawaiian monk seal underwater at Kealakekua Bay picture of Hawaiian monk seal on Maui beach

Picture of Hawaiian monk seal, Monachus schauinslandi, endemic and highly endangered, resting on beach as spectators look on, Kihei, Maui, Hawaii

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Image of Hawaiian monk seal, Monachus schauinslandi, endemic and highly endangered, yearling female, Hawaii, Pacific Ocean

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Stock photo of Hawaiian monk seal, Monachus schauinslandi, endangered and endemic, Kealakekua Bay, Hawaii Island, Pacific Ocean

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Picture of endangered and endemic Hawaiian monk seal, Monachus schauinslandi, hauled out on the beach near Kihei, Maui, Hawaii, Pacific Ocean.

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picture of Hawaiian monk seal  and diver Kealakekua Bay picture of Hawaiian monk seal on Oahu beach picture of Hawaiian monk seal head above water picture of Hawaiian monk seal  at Lehua Rock

Picture of Hawaiian monk seal, Monachus schauinslandi, endemic and highly endangered, and diver, Kealakekua Bay, Hawaii

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Image of Hawaiian monk seal, Monachus schauinslandi, endemic and highly endangered, Oahu, Hawaii, Pacific Ocean

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Stock photo of Hawaiian monk seal, Monachus schauinslandi, endangered and endemic, Hawaii, Pacific Ocean

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Picture of Hawaiian monk seal, Monachus schauinslandi, endemic and highly endangered, Lehua Rock near Niihau Island, Hawaii, Pacific Ocean

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Picture of Hawaiian monk seal, Monachus schauinslandi, endemic and highly endangered, Barking Sands Beach, Kauai, Hawaii, North Pacific Oceani

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Image of Hawaiian monk seal, Monachus schauinslandi, endemic and highly endangered, Lehua Rock near Niihau Island, Hawaii, Pacific Ocean

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Stock photo as spectators watch an endangered Hawaiian monk seal, Monachus schauinslandi, cavorting with snorkelers at Honaunau Bay, Big Island of Hawaii

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Picture of Hawaiian monk seal, Monachus schauinslandi, endemic and highly endangered, Lehua Rock near Niihau Island, Hawaii, Pacific Ocean

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