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NOAA dehooks, releases Hawaiian monk seal

  • Video courtesy Hawaii Marine Animal Response, NOAA permit 18786. Edited by Chelsee Yee Music: bensound.com

    Hawaiian monk seal R333 was accidentally hooked by a fisherman on July 27. NOAA officials credit the fisherman for calling the hotline right away, which helped the response and treatment to the seal. To report a hooked seal, call NOAA's hotline at 888-256-9840.

  • COURTESY NOAA

    Hawaiian monk seal R333 was released back to the wild Aug. 1 on Oahu after a hook was removed from his stomach.

Another Hawaiian monk seal accidentally hooked by a fisherman has been rescued, treated and released, according to federal wildlife officials. Read more

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