Friday, May 27, 2022 |
Share this story
HONOLULU — The first two Hawaiian monk seals pups of 2018 have been born.
The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Tuesday that one seal was born on Lanai and the other on the Big Island.
Stacie Robinson, research ecologist for the National Association and Atmospheric Association’s Hawaiian Monk Seal Research Program, said the Lanai pup is a female, born Jan. 6. The Big Island seal is also a female, born Feb. 8.
Robinson said others could have been born on Niihau and elsewhere, but these two pups are the first to be documented and photographed.
Robinson said the pups appear to be healthy and doing well.
Robinson said the pup on Lanai recently weaned from its mother, while the pup on the Big Island is still nursing.
Information from: Honolulu Star-Advertiser, http://www.staradvertiser.com
Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *
By participating in online discussions you
acknowledge that you have agreed to the TERMS OF SERVICE. An insightful
discussion of ideas and viewpoints is encouraged, but comments must be civil and in good taste, with no personal attacks. If your comments
are inappropriate, you may be banned from posting. To report comments that you believe do not follow our guidelines,
send us an email.