California group raising cash for Kona monk seals’ hospital
By Associated Press
Sept. 5, 2011
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COURTESY NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION A Hawaiian monk seal known as KP2 was rescued by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in 2008 after the pup had been abandoned by its mother on Kauai. A California-based nonprofit hopes to break ground next year on a hospital and rehabilitation center for injured monk seals in Kailua-Kona.