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Tireless effort keeps monk seals safe, wild

Dana Jones is quick to transfer praise to the volunteers she taps to help the endangered species

By Sarah Zoellick

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Dec 29, 2013

~~<p>While most stores, businesses and government agencies closed up shop on Christmas Day, Dana Jones managed a pool of volunteers for 11 hours because Hawaii's monk seals didn't get the memo that Santa Claus had come to town.</p>
<p>&quot;Seals are never predictable,&quot; Jones, the Oahu volunteer coordinator for the Monk Seal Foundation, said last week. &quot;We can't tell them, &lsquo;Please haul out at this beach because we have a person available today.'&quot;</p>
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While most stores, businesses and government agencies closed up shop on Christmas Day, Dana Jones managed a pool of volunteers for 11 hours because Hawaii's monk seals didn't get the memo that Santa Claus had come to town.

"Seals are never predictable," Jones, the Oahu volunteer coordinator for the Monk Seal Foundation, said last week. "We can't tell them, ‘Please haul out at this beach because we have a person available today.'" Login for more...



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