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