Photo Credit: NOAA Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center
There are less than 1,200 Hawaiian monk seals left in the world. Without intervention and sufficient help, within a generation, the species could be extinct.
For one of only two warm water seals left on earth, that would be a sad end.
Monk seal thrived in the oceanic waters and coral reefs of the Hawaiian Islands for an estimated 13 million years, undisturbed by man or man-made ocean degradation. Today, the Hawaiian monk seal is critically endangered due to a variety of human caused factors; the …read more
Source: Huffington Post Green