Good Neighbors: How to Share Hawaii's Beaches with Endangered Monk Seals

As the Hawaiian monk seal (HMS) population in the main Hawaiian Islands continues to naturally increase, the number of encounters between seals and humans is certain to increase as well. The eight-minute video, “Good Neighbors: How to Share Hawaii’s Beaches with Endangered Hawaiian Monk Seals,” uses 3-D animated graphics, video and reinforcing messages that “pop-up” on the screen to convey important information about responsible wildlife viewing of Hawaiian monk seals and how being a good neighbor to Hawaiian monk seals is beneficial to both seals and humans.

NOAA Fisheries hopes that this video will enhance public understanding of human-seal interactions and the direct impact that has on the population and recovery of the monk seal species.

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