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Hawaiian Monk Seal Found Dead on Kauai

 
Hawaiian Monk Seal Found Dead on Kauai
Posted June 14th, 2013 @ 1:51pm

A Hawaiian monk seal was found dead on a beach on Kauai’s west end Monday.  The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says it was the second seal death reported this year on the Garden Isle.  In March, the body of a young female seal was found in the Salt Pond Beach Park in Hanapepe.  This latest death was discovered by a security guard from Niihau Ranch. Jamie Thomton,  Marine Mammal Response Program Coordinator for NOAA, says this seal was a 400-pound adult male found near Pakala Village.  A necropsy determined it did of natural causes.

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