Thursday, June 15, 2006

Hawaiian Monk Seal Sighting!

June 3, 2006

Rumours of a female Hawaiian Monk Seal have been circulating here on the North Shore of Oahu, and finally I see her! She has been marked with the brand "N6" on her left side. She is a bit shy, and I can only float at a distance on the surface of the ocean as she leaves her resting place in the underwater lava caverns to breath. These animals are very rare in the lower Hawaiian Islands, and I am thrilled at the chance to see and photograph this one. Mahalo nui loa!

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