Photo story: Home sweet home, monk seals returned to the wild
Seven rehabilitated monk seal pups are back in the wild. NOAA Fisheries rescued the endangered seals from Hawaiian beaches last September and took them to The Marine Mammal Center's Ke Kai Olaoffsite link seal rehabilitation facility on the Big Island.
The U.S. Coast Guard helped transfer the animals back to their homes this spring. This partnership boasts 15 young rehabilitated monk seals so far, including these seven — a critical success story as we work together to recover the endangered species.
Here's their story:
Getting ready for the big move