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Fourth graders name monk seal pup born at Kaimana Beach

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                                Above, the newly named monk seal Koalani.

    CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Above, the newly named monk seal Koalani.

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                                Waikiki Elementary School fourth grade students reacted after the name Koalani was announced.

    CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Waikiki Elementary School fourth grade students reacted after the name Koalani was announced.

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                                Hawaiian monk seal pup Koalani relaxed with his mother, Rocky, at Kaimana Beach on Wednesday.

    CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Hawaiian monk seal pup Koalani relaxed with his mother, Rocky, at Kaimana Beach on Wednesday.

Two weeks after a seal and her pup teamed up on a woman swimming off Waikiki, fourth grade students from Waikiki Elementary School on Wednesday gave the pup, PO8, a more apt name: Koalani, or “heavenly warrior.” Read more

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