Seals, Sea Lions

in the Family Phocidae, is an endangered marine mammal that is endemic to the warm, clear waters of the Hawaiian Islands. `Ilio-holo-i-ka-uaua as it was known to the indigenous people of Hawaii, received its name Monachus schauinslandi because the first skull known to science was brought back from Laysan Island by Dr H. Schauinsland. It gets its common name from its round head covered with short hairs, giving it the appearance of a medieval friar. The name may also reflect the fact that the Hawaiian Monk Seal lives a more solitary existence, in comparison with other seals that in places collect in large colonies. The Hawaiian Monk Seal comes from ancestors that go far back in time and are the most primitive living members of the Family Phocidae, having separated from other true seals perhaps 15 million years ago.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

HAWAIIAN MONK SEAL (Monachus schauinslandi)

Female endangered Hawaiian Monk Seal named Kaiwi with a satellite tag

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Posted by alohadean on 01/21 at 07:35 PM
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Sunday, January 11, 2009

Monk Seal at Lanai lookout

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Posted by alohadean on 01/11 at 07:00 PM
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Sunday, December 07, 2008

Monk Seal , Chinawall, Island of Oahu

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Posted by alohadean on 12/07 at 05:00 PM
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Sunday, April 27, 2008

Monk Seal at China Wall inside Sea cave, Island of Oahu

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Posted by alohadean on 04/27 at 07:54 PM
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Thursday, June 08, 2006

Monk Seal at Shark’s Cove, O’ahu

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Posted by Glenn T. Poulain on 06/08 at 05:36 AM
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Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Monk Seal at Shark’s Cove, O’ahu

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Posted by Glenn T. Poulain on 06/07 at 05:35 AM
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Thursday, October 20, 2005

Monk Seal, Oahu

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Posted by alohadean on 10/20 at 11:34 AM
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Thursday, October 06, 2005

Monk Seal

Portlock Wall 2005-05-20

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Posted by alohadean on 10/06 at 12:29 PM
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Monk Seal at Shark’s Cove, Oahu

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Posted by SusanneS on 10/06 at 11:49 AM
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Monday, October 03, 2005

Monk Seal

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Posted by alohadean on 10/03 at 01:02 PM
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Hawaiian Monk Seal

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Posted by alohadean on 10/03 at 12:57 PM
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