The opening of The Marine Mammal Center's Ke Kai Ola hospital represents a major step forward for the recovery of the Hawaiian monk seal population as it is the first-ever rehabilitation facility devoted to this critically endangered species. In addition to providing medical care for these animals, The Marine Mammal Center is also monitoring Hawaiian monk seal haul out activity and managing rescue efforts for sick and injured seals on the beaches of West Hawaii near Ke Kai Ola. Our education experts lead outreach programs onsite in Kona, Hawaii, as well as throughout the community to raise awareness about the monk seal’s plight.
If you spot a Hawaiian monk seal, call our 24-hour hotline to report the sighting at 808-987-0765.
Click on the links below to learn more about the Center's efforts to save the Hawaiian monk seal
Learn about our middle school marine science program, Nā Kōkua o ke Kai, which is tailored to meet the unique needs of students in grades 6 through 8 and their teachers on Hawai’i Island. Find out more ...
The Marine Mammal Center is very proud to be a partner with Four Seasons Resort Hualalai in Kona! This partnership helps us create awareness and raise support to save the critically endangered Hawaiian Monk Seal from extinction. It is an honor “ho`ohanohano” to partner with Four Seasons Resort Hualalai on this important endeavor.
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The Disney Conservation Fund has awarded a $25,000 grant to The Marine Mammal Center, intended to support the Hawaiian Monk Seal Healthcare Project. It is one of 141 projects supported by the fund, promoting the study of wildlife, protection of habitats, and developing community conservation and education programs in critical ecosystems around the world.
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