Endangered Animals of Hawaii
The Monk Seal
Monks seals are carnivores which means they only eat meat. They are also opportunistic feeders so if their favorite food is not available they eat whatever they can find. Monk seals eat squid, fish, octopus, eel, shrimp, bird and other seals. Monk seals hunt when their prey is most active, at night. It is also more comfortable for them to hunt at night because their blubber keeps their body temperature at a an ideal range. Monk seals are experts at diving, they can dive as deep as 1,313 feet.
Endangerment and Critical Information
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Pacicfic, USFWS. Adult monk seal with marine debris entanglement with her pup. 2002. Photograph. www.flickr.comWeb. 20 Mar 2013. <http://www.flickr.com/photos/usfwspacific/5583095157/>.
Shalbotnik, Joe. Do Not Approach Monk Seals. 2004. Photograph. www.flickr.comWeb. 20 Mar 2013. <http://www.flickr.com/photos/joeshlabotnik/5737998492/>.
Hawaiian Monk Seal Mom and Baby. Bioactivist, 2011. Web. 20 Mar 2013. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZulHmrL_nOo>.