Timely reporting is vital to save hooked monk seals
By Nina Wu
Feb. 11, 2013
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COURTESY NOAA PACIFIC ISLANDS FISHERIES SCIENCE CENTER PERMIT NO. 932-1905#233319 A juvenile monk seal known as RK68 was flown by the U.S. Coast Guard from Hawaii island to Oahu on Feb. 1 for medical treatment and died later that day. He had a fishing hook lodged in his throat and blocking his windpipe.