WHMMRN volunteers Art Tarsa (left) and Bob Gladden (right) carry carcass of Hawaiian monk seal, Neomonachus schauinslandi, with fishing line coming out of mouth out to kayak for transport; 8 month old juvenile male named Keokea, necropsy later confirmed that seal died due to lung punctured by fishing hook; Keawaike Bay, South Kohala, Hawaii Island (the Big Island), Hawaii, USA


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monk seal

WHMMRN volunteers Art Tarsa (left) and Bob Gladden (right) carry carcass of Hawaiian monk seal, Neomonachus schauinslandi, with fishing line coming out of mouth out to kayak for transport; 8 month old juvenile male named Keokea, necropsy later confirmed that seal died due to lung punctured by fishing hook; Keawaike Bay, South Kohala, Hawaii Island (the Big Island), Hawaii, USA
Credit to: BluePlanetArchive / Doug Perrine

Image dimensions: 7360x4912