Four endangered Hawaiian monk seals were recently transported by NOAA researchers in Hawaii and will receive rehabilitative care. The Hawaiian monk seals population is decreasing greatly, so it is very important to keep the species alive and well. Young seals are the most vulnerable animals in the population with relatively few surviving to adulthood. These seals are extremely sensitive to climate change. The four monk seals are showing great progress since early August. They plan to keep them for a couple more months before returning them.
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