"Hawaiian Monk Seals - endangered species" Kauai Warnings Or Dangers Tip by pamstravels
Kauai Warnings and Dangers: 29 reviews and 36 photos
Please be aware of the most beautiful creatures next to the humpback whale - the Hawaiian Monk Seal. There are only 30 around the island of Kauai. Occasionally you will find one on the beach sunning itself so please give the animal space and respect. There is a $25,000 fine for bothering these animals.
We were fortunate enough to see these animals two times on the beach. The second time I had my camera with me. I used my zoom lense to take closeup pictures and give her privacy. This one pictured here came upon my husband while his back was facing the water. He heard a grunt and turned to see this seal coming out of the water about 5 feet from him! Matt decided to stay where he was and the seal kept eyeing him, I guess measuring him up. When she found that Matt was not a threat she moved further out of the water to work on her tan.
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