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Jessie Lopez / NOAA NOAA workers release translocated pups into a temporary pen while the monk seals acclimate to their new home. A recent mission relocated 11 female monk seal pups from the French Frigate Shoals and Midway Atoll.
Men move the seals for translocation.
Entangled female seal at Midway Atoll.
Translocated pups wait to be released to their new home.
Translocated pups wait for their release.
Littnan: He is lead scientist
of the Hawaiian Monk Seal Research Program