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Hawaiian Lifeguard Association

on behalf of

National Weather Service

Weather Forecast Office - Honolulu, HI

County of Hawaiʻi

Fire Department - Ocean Safety Division

City and County of Honolulu

Emergency Services Department - Ocean Safety and Lifeguard Services Division

County of Kauaʻi

Fire Department - Ocean Safety Bureau

County of Maui

Parks and Recreation - Aquatics Division

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 2:15pm HST

Monk Seal Advisory


Effective: Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 2:15pm to Friday, August 4, 2017 - 2:15pm


A new born monk seal pup is being weaned by it's mother at Sans Souci/Kaimana beach. this can last up to 5 weeks or more. The public is advised to stay out of the water. Hawaiian monk seals, even pups, are large powerful animals and can bite if they feel threatened.


Monk seals may appear dead, but they are not. They often lie on the beaches to sun themselves. Never approach a monk seal on the beach.

Affected Monitored Beaches:

Unmonitored lands and waters in the impact area described in the alert will also be impacted.

If conditions change before expiration or the event needs to be extended, an update or cancellation will be issued from Hawaii Beach Safety Website.


Alert Identifier: 6675
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