Hawaiian Monk Seals

_MG_2802 hawaiian monk seal crossing flippers front page The Hawaiian Monk Seal is on the endangered species list.  Despite efforts to protect the seal and its habitat, both in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands and the main Hawaiian Islands, the population is declining at a rate of 4% per year.  For more information, and links to NOAA, monk seal research and cultural history, please click here.  For more images and video, please follow the link to the Monk Seal Gallery above.