carcass of Hawaii, USA, Pacific Oceanan monk seal, Neomonachus schauinslandi(Critically Endangered, endemic species), with fishing line coming out of mouth; 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, USA, Pacific Ocean Island (the Big Island), Hawaii, USA, Pacific Ocean, USA


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Image ID: 0037707-DPE

monk seal

carcass of Hawaii, USA, Pacific Oceanan monk seal, Neomonachus schauinslandi(Critically Endangered, endemic species), with fishing line coming out of mouth; 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, USA, Pacific Ocean Island (the Big Island), Hawaii, USA, Pacific Ocean, USA
Credit to: BluePlanetArchive / Doug Perrine

Image dimensions: 3889x5833