Hawaiian Monk Seal
Reasons for Endangerment
- CR (Critically Endangered)
- Natural threats: Tiger Sharks, habitat shrinking, reduce food source,
- Human threats: entangled in fishing nets, if there are people on the beach the Monk seals will abandon them
- Conservation: large colonies are checked on each year, flippers tagged, the Hawaiian Monk Seal was made the Hawaiian State Mammal
- What you can do:
- If you see a Hawaiian Monk seal give it space (NOAA PIFSC) you can also (symbolically) adopt a Hawaiian Monk Seal.