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Monk seal found dead off Leeward Coast

  • COURTESY NOAA

    The monk seal RW08, also known as Kerby, was found dead Friday morning after he became entangled in a fishing net off Makua Beach.

  • COURTESY NOAA

    RW08 had a video camera attached to his back that scientists used to help understand foraging behavior, diet and the impact of monk seals on local marine resources.

Beachgoers discovered an endangered 9-year-old Hawaiian monk seal that had drowned after it became entangled in a fishing net in waters off the Leeward Coast. Read more

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