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Hawaiian Monk Seal News

Hawaiian monk seal Mea Ola gets an X-ray

New Patients Arrive at Ke Kai Ola
Last updated: October 7, 2016

Four new Hawaiian monk seal patients, including a five-year old adult named Mea Ola, have arrived at at our hospital in Hawaii.


Hawaiian Monk Seals

A Hawaiian Monk Seal Success Story
Last updated: May 4, 2016

After eight months of care and rehabilitation at Ke Kai Ola, the Center's Hawaiian monk seal hospital in Kona, seven endangered Hawaiian monk reals are going back to their wild ocean home.


HMS one percent

1% of Hawaiian Monk Seals Have Received Care at Ke Kai Ola
Last updated: October 15, 2015

The Center has now cared for more than 1% of the entire Hawaiian monk seal population. It's an accomplishment that give reason to hope for the survival of this endangered species.


RF28, Hawaiian monk seal

Emergency Surgery Saves Hooked Hawaiian Monk Seal
Last updated: June 3, 2015

A young male Hawaiian monk seal known to researchers as RF28 was rescued on a beach on the island of Kauai after being spotted with fishing tackle near his mouth. Watch a video of his dramatic surgery.


Meleana and Pua are released

The Long Goodbye: Two Hawaiian Monk Seals Released
Last updated: April 1, 2015

After six months of care at Ke Kai Ola, our Hawaiian monk seal hospital, two young female seals are returning home to a bright future where they can contribute to the recovery of their species.


Meleana, Hawaiian monk seal

More Patients Arrive at Ke Kai Ola
Last updated: October 2, 2014

Two new Hawaiian monk seal patients have arrived at Ke Kai Ola. And the Hawaiian monk seal population has increased slightly in the past year, a hopeful sign for the future of this endangered species.


HMS Grand Opening

Renewed Hope for Hawaiian Monk Seals
Last updated: September 5, 2014

The Marine Mammal Center held a grand opening at Ke Kai Ola (The Healing Sea), the new $3.2 million dollar hospital for Hawaiian monk seals on Hawai’i Island.


Disney Conservation Fund

Disney Conservation Fund Grant Awarded to the Center
Last updated: September 1, 2014

The Marine Mammal Center received a $25,000 grant from the Disney Conservation Fund, to "promote monk seal population recovery and inspire the local community to protect and ensure the future of this endangered species."


Hawaiian Monk Seal Ikaika

First Patients Arrive at the Hawaiian Monk Seal Hospital
Last updated: July 10, 2014

The Marine Mammal Center's new Hawaiian Monk Seal Hospital welcomed its first patients this week, as four young seals from the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands were brought in.


Honey Girl and her Baby

Honey Girl has a Baby!
Last updated: January 16, 2014

Former patient Honey Girl, a Hawaiian monk seal that underwent reconstructive tongue surgery to treat an injury caused by a fishing hook. She has now been spotted with a new baby!


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Quick Rescue Response Saves Speared Hawaiian Monk Seal
Last updated: February 1, 2013

This Hawaiian monk seal is lucky to be alive and back in the ocean after she was found with a spear stuck in her head.

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Hawaiian monk seal, Honey Girl, R5AY, marine mammal center, entanglement

Hooked Hawaiian Monk Seal Saved
Last updated: January 7, 2013

Honey Girl (R5AY) was recently spotted on a beach looking healthy and content!


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