Posted by: preservehawaii | April 10, 2010

Join Hawaiian Islands Monk Seal Count

Monk Seals at Koki Beach, Maui

On April 17, all over the Hawaiian Islands, volunteers will be counting monk seals—and they could use your help!

The semi-annual count, coordinated by NOAA Fisheries, only happens 2 times a year. All islands participate on the same day at the exact same time to get a snapshot of monk seal numbers in Hawaiʻi and their locations.

What:  7th Semi-annual Main Hawaiian Islands Monk Seal Count
When:  Saturday, April 17th, 10AM – 1PM
Who:  Any interested volunteers must attend a pre-count meeting—meetings are scheduled on each island this week and next—contact your island’s coordinator to RSVP:

Oʻahu—www.hmsrto.org
Maui and Lanaʻi—nicole.davis@noaa.gov
Kauaʻi—(808) 651-7668
Big Island—(808) 756-5961

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