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Injured California woman won’t be fined after ‘terrifying’ encounter with monk seal in Waikiki

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VIDEO COURTESY MARKUS FAIGLE
A swimmer was injured Sunday morning while swimming too close to a nursing Hawaiian monk seal and her pup in Waikiki. NOAA says the public must maintain a distance of 50 feet to view monk seals and 150 feet for a pup with its mother.
COURTESY MARKUS FAIGLE
                                A swimmer was injured Sunday morning while swimming too close to a nursing Hawaiian monk seal and her pup in Waikiki. NOAA says the public must maintain a distance of 50 feet to view monk seals and 150 feet for a pup with its mother.
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COURTESY MARKUS FAIGLE

A swimmer was injured Sunday morning while swimming too close to a nursing Hawaiian monk seal and her pup in Waikiki. NOAA says the public must maintain a distance of 50 feet to view monk seals and 150 feet for a pup with its mother.

JAMM AQUINO / JULY 14
                                Hawaiian monk seal pup PO8 nuzzles mother, Rocky, at Kaimana Beach in Waikiki.
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JAMM AQUINO / JULY 14

Hawaiian monk seal pup PO8 nuzzles mother, Rocky, at Kaimana Beach in Waikiki.

COURTESY MARKUS FAIGLE
                                A swimmer was injured Sunday morning while swimming too close to a nursing Hawaiian monk seal and her pup in Waikiki. NOAA says the public must maintain a distance of 50 feet to view monk seals and 150 feet for a pup with its mother.
JAMM AQUINO / JULY 14
                                Hawaiian monk seal pup PO8 nuzzles mother, Rocky, at Kaimana Beach in Waikiki.