Save Hawaii's Endanged Animals

Hawaiian Monk Seal

Animal Description

The Hawaiian Monk Seal is one of the many endangered species of the world. A few reasons why the monk seal is endangered is because of food limitations, male aggression towards females, sharks, and shoreline habitat loss. The monk seals lives about 25-30 years. They eat fish, cephalopods, crustaceans, and some other things. The scientific name of the monk seal is Monachus schauinslandi.


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HABITAT AND FOOD CHAIN

Adaptation

The monk seal spends most of its time in the sea. The monk seals use their hind-flippers and fore-flippers to steer thorough the waters to get their food. They are surrounded by teeming coral reefs. These reefs are god for seals to swim and dive for their prey.


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Reasons for Endangerment

Monk seal's population has been declining. At one point, many people thought that these amazing creatures had gone extinct. However, the Hawaiian Monk Seal was soon rediscovered. Some reasons why the Hawaiian Monk Seal is endangered is because of human disruption on seals; especially on pregnant and nursing females. Some other reasons are because of reef poisoning, shark attacks, shoreline habitat loss, entanglement in marine debris, male aggression toward females, and intentional killing.


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ONLY HUMANS HAVE THE POWER TO HELP THESE AMAZING CREATURES

Hawaiian monk seal mom and pup swimming

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“Protected Resources Division.” ” NOAA Fisheries Service-Pacific Islands Regional Office 20 March 2013 http://www.fpir.noaa.gov/PRD/prd_hms_learn_about.html

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