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Monkseal mom and pup

 The Hawaiian monk seal is one of the rarest marine mammals in the world.

  • Hawaiian Monk Seal

    Hawaiian monkseal

    Monk seals live in warm subtropical waters and spend two-thirds of their time at sea. They use waters surrounding atolls, islands, and areas farther offshore on reefs and submerged banks. When on land, monk seals breed and haul-out on sand, corals, and volcanic rock. Monk seals are often seen resting on beaches during the day. 

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Last Updated: Aug 29, 2013
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