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Hawaiian Monk Seal Epidemiology Plan

A. Alonso Aguirre

Hawaiian Monk Seal Epidemiology Plan

health assessment and disease status studies

by A. Alonso Aguirre

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Published by U.S. Dept. of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Marine Fisheries Service, Southwest Fisheries Science Center, Available from the National Technical Information Service in [La Jolla, Calif.], [Springfield, Va .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Hawaiian monk seal -- Diseases -- Epidemiology -- Hawaii -- Research.,
  • Hawaiian monk seal -- Diseases -- Research -- Hawaii -- Planning.,
  • Hawaiian monk seal -- Health -- Research -- Hawaii.,
  • Hawaiian monk seal -- Hawaii -- Mortality -- Research .,
  • Endangered species -- Hawaii.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementA. Alonso Aguirre, John S. Reif, and George A. Antonelis.
    SeriesNOAA technical memorandum NMFS, NOAA-TM-NMFS-SWFSC -- 280.
    ContributionsReif, John S., Antonelis, George A., Southwest Fisheries Science Center (U.S.)
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvi, 63 p. ;
    Number of Pages63
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16026840M

      NOAA said Hawaiian monk seals forage by "shoving their mouth and nose into the crevasses of coral reefs, under rocks, or into the sand." The eels could simply be looking for an escape route. In recent years, however, Hawaiian monk seals have been seen on all of the main Hawaiian islands. In May , a Hawaiian monk seal who was given the name of Kermit spent most of a full week basking on the sand at Queen's Beach right in Waikiki. His proximity to popular hotels and surf spots made his haul-out site a popular stop for beach-goers. When NOAA began its work, the monk seal population throughout the Hawaiian islands was declining at a yearly rate of 8 percent. Now the decline is about 3 percent, Littnan said, contradicting the.


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Hawaiian Monk Seal Epidemiology Plan by A. Alonso Aguirre Download PDF EPUB FB2

Renowned Hawaii artist Patrick Ching shares his knowledge and enthusiasm for Hawaiian monk seals in this colorful, engaging book for readers of all ages. Ching Hawaiian Monk Seal Epidemiology Plan book readers with a close-up look at the Hawaiian monk seal's habits and life cycle--from its beginnings as a lanky black pup to full maturity as an adult weighing more than by: The Hawaiian Monk Seal Epidemiology Plan was developed to prioritize and implement projects regarding health and disease for the Hawaiian monk seal.

As a fundamental component of the research and recovery activities conducted by the Marine Mammal Research Program.

Such is the case in the Hawaiian monk seal (Monachus schauinslandi) considered the most endangered pinniped in North American waters. The Hawaiian Monk Seal Epidemiology Program is the newest addition to the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Marine Mammal Research Program (MMRP) Protected Species Investigations.

Additionally, a Hawaiian Monk Seal Vaccination Research and Response Plan was developed to proactively address this threat, particularly for morbillivirus and West Nile virus infections. In the main Hawaiian Islands (MHI), monk seals forage, travel and rest in close proximity to areas of human activity, domestic and feral animals, and agricultural areas.

The Hawaiian monk seal is one of the Hawaiian Monk Seal Epidemiology Plan book endangered marine mammals in the world, and the Hawaiian Monk Seal Epidemiology Plan book seal or sea lion in US waters.

Weighing between pounds ( kg) and feet ( m) in length, females are slightly larger than males. The Hawaiian Monk Seal is a critically endangered species. > About Hawaiian Monk Seals. The Hawaiian monk seal (Monachus schauinslandi) is the only truly tropical seal in the world and it is critically endangered.

There are fewer than monk seals remaining in the entire Hawaiian. Primary breeding sites of the Hawaiian monk seal (Monachus schauinslandi) population in the northwestern Hawaiian Islands, including French Frigate Shoals, Laysan Island, Lisianski Island, Pearl and Hermes reef, Midway Atoll, and Kure Atoll.

Habitat. Hawaiian monk seals live in the remote Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. These small islands and atolls are either uninhabited or little-used by humans.

They are also surrounded with teeming coral reefs, which serve as great foraging grounds for skilled seals to swim and dive for fish, spiny lobsters, octopuses, and eels.

Marine animal experts are on a mission. They want to save Hawaiian monk seals from becoming extinct. Extinct means "no longer existing." Alfonso Romero / Today, about 1, seals live near the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.

Experts fear that the Educators only. For full, free access: Log In or Sign Up. The Hawaiian monk seal (Neomonachus schauinslandi, formerly Monachus schauinslandi), is an endangered species of earless seal in the family Phocidae that is endemic to the Hawaiian Islands.

The Hawaiian monk seal Hawaiian Monk Seal Epidemiology Plan book one of two remaining monk seal species; the other is the Mediterranean monk : Hawaiian Monk Seal Epidemiology Plan book. The Hawaiian monk seal is the nation’s most endangered seal, and one of the world’s most endangered marine mammals.

Firm support for its recovery should be one of NOAA’s highest priorities, and one that merits intense focus. InNMFS adopted a revised Hawaiian monk seal recovery plan that projected a program budget need of over $7File Size: 4MB. SPECIES- Hawaiian Monk Seal (Monachus schauinslandi) Hawaiian Monk Seal Epidemiology Plan book RANGE- Hawaiian Islands CURRENT THREAT- Human encroachment, entanglement in fishing nets, low levels of genetic variation CONSERVATION STATUS- Critically Endangered WHERE YOU CAN SEE THEM- Laysan, Midway, Pearl and Hermes Atoll, French Frigate Shoals, Lisianski and.

The Hawaiian monk seal, as the name suggests, lives solely in the Hawaiian archipelago. Monk seals migrated to Hawaii between 4–11 Mya through an open-water passage between North and South America called the Central American Seaway.

The Hawaiian Monk Seal Epidemiology Plan book Mammalia. The Hawaiian monk seal is a highly endangered species endemic to the Hawaiian Islands and has been the object of intense conservation efforts. However, a recent increase in the seal’s population in the main Hawaiian Islands has resulted in increased conflict with and over the seals, especially between some native Hawaiians and local.

Hawaiian monk seal pups are weaned at 6 weeks, after attaining weights of 50– kg, a broad range, reflecting the varying nutritional status of different populations. Hawaiian females do not forage during the lactation period. After weaning, pups of both species survive on their fat reserves while they acquire prey-catching skills.

"This report documents the progression of an eye disease that afflicted a group of twelve Hawaiian monk seal pups collected in as part of a broader program of National Marine Fisheries Service research directed at the recovery of this highly endangered species.

Hawaiian monk seal: 1) do not approach seal while on land or in the water, 2) remain feet away at all times, 3) avoid females with pups, 4) report the sighting especially if it appears sick or injured to the National Marine Fisheries Service.

The Hawaiian monk seal is one of the rarest marine mammals in the world. Isolated from their closest relative 15 million years ago, Hawaiian monk seals are considered a "living fossil" because of their distinct evolutionary lineage. The Hawaiian monk seals. The Hawaiian monk seal has a recovery Priority Number of One, based on criteria in the Recovery Priority Guidelines (55 FRJ ), that describes a high magnitude of threats, high recovery potential, and the potential for economic 3 conflicts while implementing recovery actions.

Hawaiian Monk Seal Research Program, Honolulu, HI. 12, likes talking about this. The goal of the Hawaiian Monk Seal Research Program is to enhance the recovery of /5(12).

Abstract. The Hawaiian monk seal (Monachus schauinslandi) is the only endangered marine mammal occurring entirely within U.S. current population is estimated at 1, to 1, seals, a decrease of 60 percent since the s.

Counts declined about 5 percent per year from to and then remained relatively stable throughalthough beach count indices. The Monk Seal Foundation: Helping Protect Hawaii’s Monk Seals. The Monk Seal Foundation’s mission is to preserve the critically endangered Hawaiian monk seal.

The organization manages Monk Seal Response teams on Oahu and Molokai that ensure seals resting on beaches are undisturbed/5(31).

Jeanne Walker Harvey's non-fiction picture book, Honey Girl: The Hawaiian Monk Seal, is a sweet and heartwarming tale about one special monk seal that will intrigue and inspire young readers. Through straight forward and child friendly text, Jeanne Walker Harvey tells Honey Girl's unforgettable story.4/5.

The Hawaiian monk seal population remained stable inwith close to 1, seals estimated across the species range. It was a good year for monk seal pups: pups were counted in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands and 34 in the main Hawaiian Islands (including everyone’s favorite famous pup, "Kaimana").

On a summer day on the island of Kaua`i, a Hawaiian monk seal hauls his pound body out of the surf and galumphs toward a nursing female and her newborn pup. When he gets a few feet away from the mother, she arches her back and faces him, head high. He does the same.

She barks. He barks. Snot and saliva : Kim Steutermann Rogers. Common name: Hawaiian monk seal Hawaiian name: ‘ilio-holo-i-ka-ua-ua (dog that runs in the rough sea) Scientific name: Monachus schauinslandi – from Hugh Hermann Schauinsland, a German scientist who discovered the skull of an animal on Laysan Island in Distribution: Hawaiian Islands; Size: pounds ( kg), feet ( m) long; Diet: bottom.

The first comprehensive Recovery Plan for the Hawaiian monk seal (Gilmartin, ) was a major step forward in the concerted efforts at a national level to save the species from extinction. However, more than 20 years later the species was still in dangerous decline, and the Recovery Plan was revised in (NMFS, ).

Hawaiian Monk Seal Jeopardy 1 Concepts Hawaiian monk seals are an endangered, endemic species that inhabit the waters around the Hawaiian Islands. They spend most of their life in the water but use the sandy shore for having their pups and warming up in the sun. HCPS III Benchmarks SC SC HE.K LA Duration 1 hourFile Size: KB.

One of just two Monk seal species left on the earth (the Caribbean monk seal, last seen inis considered extinct), the Hawaiian monk seal is thought to be the oldest species of seal known on earth.

They have a distinctive wide muzzle and large eyes, with darker silver/black fur on their backs and lighter bellies. BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE HAWAIIAN MONK SEAL MONACHUS SCHAUINSLANDI MATSCHIE by There is considerable interest in the Hawaiian monk seal at present due to its restricted range and recent designation as an "endangered species" under provisions of the U.

Endangered Species Act of wilderness plan. Leeward Island debate - fishing. She explains the Hawaiian monk seal main habits and a few simple steps we can all take to help protect this critically endangered marine mammal. I have used my photographs to illustrate it.

I hope, through this book, children learn about this amazing animal that is struggling so much to survive in our planet Earth and become active ers: The Hawaiian Monk Seal Podcast. Did you know that The Marine Mammal Center’s conservation work goes far beyond our hospital in Sausalito.

Tune in below as we dive into the history of the Hawaiian monk seal and the impact of the Center’s efforts to save this endangered species. fewer Hawaiian monk seals in the wild than there are giant pandas.

Tragically, the Hawaiian monk seal is perhaps the last hope for monk seals on the planet, as the Caribbean monk seal went extinct in the ’s and the Mediterranean monk seals File Size: KB. - Explore 1anthonycalleja's board "Hawaiian Monk Seal", followed by people on Pinterest.

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This data set contains all in house and clinical/research laboratory results for all Hawaiian monk seals sampled for epidemiological studies since Biomedical specimens are collected either for special health studies or opportunistically during other studies where monk seals require sedation (e.g., attachment of satellite telemetry instruments, critter cams).

The Hawaiian monk seal population, protected by NOAA, is declining at a rate of about 4 percent annually, according to NOAA. The agency predicts the population could fall below 1, in the next.

Cat Disease Threatens Endangered Monk Seals. On the beaches of the Hawaiian islands, monk seals are dying from a pathogen in cat feces that is carried to the ocean in polluted runoff and sewageAuthor: Environmental Health News.

The pinniped group known as monk seals includes two genera and three species of geographically widely separated seals: the Mediterranean monk seal, Monachus monachus; the Caribbean monk seal, Neomonachus tropicalis; and the Hawaiian monk seal, N.

schauinslandi (Scheel et al., ).The focus of this chapter will be the biology and ecology of the Mediterranean and Hawaiian monk seals ().Author: Charles Littnan, Alexandros A.

Karamanlidis, Panagiotis Dendrinos. The most recent wave of Hawaiian-monk-seal murders began on the island of Molokai in November An 8-year-old male seal was found slain on a secluded beach.

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