Ke Kai Ola (The Healing Sea) is the name of the new Hawaiian monk seal healthcare facility that The Marine Mammal Center established at Kailua-Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii.
"A dedicated monk seal hospital will give more pups a better shot at survival and adult seals a second chance when they need it! This is an essential part of our plan for their survival."
Thanks to your extraordinary support, a dedicated hospital for endangered Hawaiian monk seals is now a reality! You helped us raise more than $3.2 million, allowing Ke Kai Ola to be built to give the best care possible to our Hawaiian monk seal patients!
- Two pens with pools for juvenile and adult seals and two pens with pools for seal pups
- Food-prep kitchen, medical lab, staff offices and education pavilion
- Sustainable building materials
- Extensive seawater filtration infrastructure for pools