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On April 14, 2016, after nearly 7 months of rehabilitation at the Marine Mammal Center's Ke Kai Ola hospital on the Island of Hawai‘i, seven female Hawaiian monk seal juveniles embarked on a journey home.
Spotlight on Monk Seals: Good news on monk seal population numbers and an effort to engage partners for seal conservation
The Hawaiian monk seal has been in decline since the 1950's and lost nearly 70% of its population between 1958 and 2006.
NOAA Fisheries scientists returned from conducting research using unmanned aerial systems (UAS) in Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument. The team and pilots from collaborating organizations tested two types of UAS platforms to determine their value as extra “eyes in the sky” for monitoring wildlife such as Hawaiian monk seals and seabirds and other natural resources of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.
We Are Sailing Across the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Aboard the NOAA Research Vessel Oscar Elton Sette
The Sette is a working ship: Researchers undertake numerous scientific endeavors; engineers ensure the engines pulse and drive us forward; officers keep us sailing safely; stewards create amazing meals and keep everyone happy; and the crew makes sure that everything else that needs to happen, happens.
NOAA's A.R.C. Sets Sail: The Hawaiian Monk Seal Assessment and Recovery Camps Cruise is Headed Back to the NWHI
Aloha from on board the NOAA Research Vessel Oscar Elton Sette as we undertake our mission to help the endangered Hawaiian monk seal.
Updates From The Field: Monk Seal News From Across the Hawaiian Archipelago
In September 2015, the Hawaiian monk seal research program (HMSRP) will be embarking on a research cruise aboard the NOAA research vessel Oscar Elton Sette for a 28-day project in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (NWHI).
Monk Seal Mission: Upcoming Cruise to the NWHI Will Save Seals, Test New Technology, and Recover Research Teams
In May 2015, NOAA Fisheries deployed 14 researchers, in teams of two to four people, to five of the six main areas in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (NWHI), which includes French Frigate Shoals (FFS), Laysan and Lisianski Islands, Pearl and Hermes Reef, and Kure Atoll.
Ke Kai Ola News: A Dream and Collaboration Fully Realized
NOAA Fisheries and The Marine Mammal Center (TMMC) have been longtime partners in Hawaiian monk seal conservation activities.
NOAA Fisheries Kicks Off Hawaiian Monk Seal Vaccination Drill
From July 15 through July 17, the Hawaiian Monk Seal Research Program(HMSRP) of the NOAA Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center will be conducting a vaccination drill spanning Oahu and the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.