A few more monk seals

The Marine Mammal Center / Special to The Garden Island file

Young Hawaiian monk seal DL32 is seen on Hermes Atoll.

U.S. Coast Guard/ Courtesy Hawai‘i Marine Animal Response file

An adult female seal, known as Pohaku, sleeps on an unidentified beach.

The population of the endangered Hawaiian monk seal has risen an average of 2% per year since 2013, according to new figures that include totals for last year from the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration.