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Monk seal pup Pualani relocated from Kaimana Beach

  • COURTESY NOAA

    Wildlife officials moved the pup Monday night from Kaimana Beach to an undisclosed location on Oahu, according to the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources.

  • COURTESY HAWAII MARINE ANIMAL RESPONSE
                                Hawaiian monk seal pup, Pualani, has been relocated from Kaimana Beach to an undisclosed location after weaning from her mom, Kaiwi, over the Memorial Day weekend.

    COURTESY HAWAII MARINE ANIMAL RESPONSE

    Hawaiian monk seal pup, Pualani, has been relocated from Kaimana Beach to an undisclosed location after weaning from her mom, Kaiwi, over the Memorial Day weekend.

  • COURTESY DLNR
                                Hawaiian monk seal pup, Pualani, has been relocated from Kaimana Beach to an undisclosed location after weaning from her mom, Kaiwi, over the Memorial Day weekend.

    COURTESY DLNR

    Hawaiian monk seal pup, Pualani, has been relocated from Kaimana Beach to an undisclosed location after weaning from her mom, Kaiwi, over the Memorial Day weekend.

  • COURTESY NOAA FISHERIES
                                Hawaiian monk seal pup Pualani swims at her new beach away from crowds.

    COURTESY NOAA FISHERIES

    Hawaiian monk seal pup Pualani swims at her new beach away from crowds.

  • COURTESY NOAA FISHERIES
                                NOAA Fisheries, Hawaii Marine Animal Response, and Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources staff and volunteers worked together to release Hawaiian monk seal pup Pualani at a new spot away from crowds.

    COURTESY NOAA FISHERIES

    NOAA Fisheries, Hawaii Marine Animal Response, and Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources staff and volunteers worked together to release Hawaiian monk seal pup Pualani at a new spot away from crowds.

All went smoothly, according to DLNR, and Kaimana Beach has fully reopened, with all ropes and monk seal caution signs removed. Read more

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