Monk seal safely transferred from Big Island to Oahu to return home

Monk seal safely transferred from Big Island to Oahu to return home
Personnel from the Coast Guard 14th District, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and The Marine Mammal Center have partnered to transport a rehabilitated monk seal from Kona to Honolulu aboard a Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules airplane August 9, 2017, for further transport to her original home in the wild. Photo taken under the authority of NMFS MMP A/ESA Permit NO. 18786-01. (U.S. Coast Guard...

Coast Guard transports Hawaiian monk seal to Oahu

Coast Guard transports Hawaiian monk seal to Oahu
HONOLULU — Coast Guard crews working with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration transported a Hawaiian monk seal from Kauai to Oahu, Tuesday. An HC-130 Hercules airplane crew from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point transported the seal to Oahu for medical attention after it swallowed a fish hook. “Coast Guard members in Hawaii take great pride in our unique operational ability...

Critically endangered Hawaiian monk seals returned to Northwestern Hawaiian Islands

Critically endangered Hawaiian monk seals returned to Northwestern Hawaiian Islands
Crew members from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point assist with offloading crates for two female Hawaiian Monk Seal off of an HC-130 Hercules airplane in Kona, Hawaii, March 18, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Tara Molle) HONOLULU — Two critically endangered Hawaiian monk seals (Neomonachus schauinslandi) were successfully returned to Papahānaumokuākea Marine National...

Coast Guard transports Hawaiian monk seal to Kauai

Coast Guard transports Hawaiian monk seal to Kauai
HONOLULU — Coast Guard crews working with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration transported a Hawaiian monk seal from Oahu to Kauai, Friday. An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point transported the seal to Kauai where it will be reintroduced into the ocean after recovering from surgery removing an infected right eye. “Our Coast Guard men and women...

Coast Guard transports monk seal to Oahu for urgent care

Coast Guard transports monk seal to Oahu for urgent care
HONOLULU — Coast Guard crews, working with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration transported a Hawaiian monk seal from the Big Island to Oahu for urgent medical care, Friday. The HC-130 Hercules airplane crew from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point, Oahu, received the seal at Kona International Airport, Kailua-Kona, Friday morning. “The juvenile male monk seal, I.D. tag K68, was...