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Hawaiian Monk Seal


Hawaiian Monk Seal
Photo Information
Copyright: Scott Cozad (scozad) (41)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-06-16
Categories: Mammals
Camera: SONY DSC F-707
Exposure: f/4, 1/160 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-08-19 13:52
Viewed: 4911
Points: 0
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is the Hawaiian Monk Seal(Monachus schauinslandi). This rare seal has been on the endangered species list since 1976. There are about 1400 individuals living on the uninhabited Northern Hawaiian Islands. Only occasionally do they visit the populated islands, usually Ni'ihau and Kaua'i. Recent population declines have been attributed to sharks, fishing net entanglement, ciguatera poisoning, and human disturbances.

--Wikipedia

The photo is cropped and sharpened.


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