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Facebook Live: Watch 'Awapuhi and Koani Pehu Go Home

Say a hui hou (until we meet again) to our Hawaiian monk seals, 'Awapuhi and Koani Pehu. Narrated by Conservation Medicine Veterinarian Dr. Claire Simeone.

November 28, 2017

Both monk seals were rescued from Gin Island in the French Frigate Shoals. ‘Awapuhi, meaning “ginger,” is a female pup rescued in May that was weaned too early and would not have survived due to her small size and young age. Koani pehu, which means “moon flower,” is a juvenile female rescued in late August that was also too small for her age and malnourished. Both seals arrived for rehabilitation via a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) research vessel.


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