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Cuts Threaten Future of Critically Endangered Hawaiian Monk Seal (VIDEO)

By Trisha Kehaulani Watson


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