Hawaii officials welcome reports of visitors inappropriately interacting with wildlife
By Nina Wu firstname.lastname@example.org
July 17, 2021
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VIDEO COURTESY HAWAII DLNR
Officials with the Department of Land and Natural Resources and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are urging witnesses to report any illegal activity involving individuals harassing marine wildlife such as Hawaiian monk seals and turtles. Call 1-855-DLNR-TIP (1-855-356-7847) with any information.
CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
DLNR Enforcement Chief Jason Redulla spoke at the Kalanimoku Building during Friday’s news conference in response to people harassing protected marine wildlife.
KAT WADE / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER
Kaiwi, a Hawaiian monk seal, lies on the beach at Fort DeRussy Beach Park in Waikiki in 2019.
DIANE S.W. LEE / MAY 6
A group sits outside a barrier to take photos of Hawaiian monk seal Kaiwi and her pup at Kaimana Beach in Waikiki.