Monk seal found dead on Kauai

Photo courtesy: NOAA

NOAA officials say a monk seal was found dead on the southwest side of Kauai Monday.

They say he was an adult male.

Officials say they don’t know why the seal died, but have ruled out any type of suspicious activity.

They are running tests on tissues and are still waiting on the results.

With 200 monk seals in the main Hawaiian islands, it is not abnormal for one to die onshore.

The cause of death is not determined at this time.

The seal’s remains will be cremated.

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