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Ingested fishhook likely led to death of young monk seal

By Rosemarie Bernardo

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Feb 06, 2013

~~<p>A juvenile monk seal that died after it was spotted off Hawaii island having trouble breathing had ingested a fishhook, according to a necropsy conducted by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries.</p>
<p>Officials believe the hook was the cause of the monk seal's death.</p>
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A juvenile monk seal that died after it was spotted off Hawaii island having trouble breathing had ingested a fishhook, according to a necropsy conducted by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries.

Officials believe the hook was the cause of the monk seal's death. Login for more...



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