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Monk Seal Research Expedition Underway

Hawaiian monk seal mother (right) and her nursing pup.
Hawaiian monk seal mother (right) and her nursing pup. Credit: PIFSC

On July 3, 2013, researchers embarked on a 21-day mission to Papahānaumokuākea aboard the NOAA Ship Oscar Elton Sette to study the endangered Hawaiian monk seal population and to collect oceanographic instruments and data. The research will support NOAA's efforts to recover the seal population and conduct biological and oceanographic assessments.

For more information, see the announcement on the NOAA Pacific Islands Fisheries Service Center website.

Read Stories from the Monk Seal Field Camps on the PIFSC blog.