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Young monk seals on the increase

  • 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.
    Charles Littnan: He is lead scientist of the Hawaiian Monk Seal Research Program

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