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  • The Great Dehooking of Hawaiian Monk Seal

    Destination: Kauai

    Good news.  Our Hawaiian monk seal known as 028 is de-hooked.  The Great De-Hooking, as we are calling it, came after nearly three weeks of tracking this four year old endangered Hawaiian monk seal from one side of Kauai to the other.

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  • Seal Spotting (Again) on Kauai

    Destination: Kauai

    Hawaiian monk seal pup, close up, six weeks oldTwo weeks ago, 028 was reported with a fishing hook stuck in the corner of her mouth. Four feet or more of fishing line trailed her, wrapping around her body. People said she tried to haul out at a south shore beach here on Kauai, but the line trapped under her body as she galumphed up the beach kept tugging the hook in the corner of her mouth. After a few attempts, she retreated back to the ocean.

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  • Happy President's Day

    Destination: Kauai

    Many people wonder, my mother included, why I had to move so far away from home to find my home--from Missouri to Hawaii. A little over a year ago, I sat in my living room on Kauai watching history in the making on TV as Barack Obama was sworn in as President of the United States. President Obama spoke about community service. He spoke about volunteerism.

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  • The Newest Cell Phone Debuts in Hawaii

    Destination: Kauai

    Hawaiian monk seal pup, close up, six weeks oldYesterday, we instrumented this 4-year-old female Hawaiian monk seal with a device that will track her movements in the water—how far off-shore she swims, how deep she dives, how often she dives, how many hours—and, possibly, days—she spends in the water.

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  • In Search of Seals on Kauai

    Destination: Kauai

    Laysan albatross adult flying into sceneAfter a mile-long hike and trek along a stretch of coastline on Kauai’s north shore, I am sitting under a heliotrope tree on the beach writing this. I can’t help but pull out my camera with the super-telephoto lens and snap a few pictures of the adult Laysan albatrosses skimming the ocean’s surf, but I didn’t pack my camera to take pictures of birds, as cute as they are.

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