The monk seal pup born at Kaimana Beach will be moved

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration officials said they would move the monk seal pup born at Kaimana Beach once she is fully weaned to a secluded beach on Oahu.


What You Need To Know

    • NOAA officials decided to relocate the pup because they are concerned she will become habituated to humans
    • The monk seal pup, Pualani, will be moved after her mother fully weans her and leaves
  • Officials will not be disclosing when Pualani will be moved or the location of the new beach

The female pup named Pualani (also known as PO5) was born on April 14 at Oahu’s Kaimana Beach, a crowded spot at the edge of Waikiki. Following her birth, most of the beach was roped off, and DOCARE officers started a 24/7 watch to protect the monk seal mom and pup and human beachgoers.

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