Hawaii State Mammal - Hawaiian Monk Seal
Hawaii State Mammal

Hawaiian Monk Seal

The Hawaiian Monk Seal, designated as the official state mammal of Hawaii, holds a unique and cherished place in the state's rich natural heritage. This critically endangered marine mammal, characterized by its sleek, monk-like appearance, is endemic to Hawaii's pristine waters. With a population of only a few hundred individuals, the Hawaiian Monk Seal faces numerous threats, including habitat loss, human disturbance, and entanglement in marine debris. Recognized as a symbol of Hawaii's commitment to conservation and the protection of its native species, efforts are ongoing to safeguard the survival of this remarkable seal, ensuring it remains an integral part of Hawaii's natural legacy for generations to come.

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