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Meet Oahu’s newly named monk seal pups, Laki and Maka‘u‘ole

  • COURTESY NOAA FISHERIES / JOSEPH BENNINGTON-CASTRO
                                Kahuku Elementary School students named monk seal pup PO4 Laki, which means lucky in Hawaiian.

    COURTESY NOAA FISHERIES / JOSEPH BENNINGTON-CASTRO

    Kahuku Elementary School students named monk seal pup PO4 Laki, which means lucky in Hawaiian.

  • COURTESY NOAA FISHERIES / JOSEPH BENNINGTON-CASTRO
                                Waialua Elementary School students gave the name Maka‘u‘ole to Hawaiian monk seal pup PO5, who was born April 14 on Oahu’s North Shore. Maka‘u‘ole means “fearless” in Hawaiian.

    COURTESY NOAA FISHERIES / JOSEPH BENNINGTON-CASTRO

    Waialua Elementary School students gave the name Maka‘u‘ole to Hawaiian monk seal pup PO5, who was born April 14 on Oahu’s North Shore. Maka‘u‘ole means “fearless” in Hawaiian.

Two Hawaiian monk seal pups recently born on Oahu’s North Shore have been named by local elementary school students. Read more

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