After Dark in the Park Video Archives - August 17 2010
Endandered Hawaiian Monk Seals - New Protections, But Numbers Still Declining
The increasing number of monk seals in the main Hawaiian Islands cannot keep pace with the decline in the number of seals in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, even with the protection afforded by the recent designation of Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument. Join Bill Gilmartin, retired leader of the Monk Seal Recovery Program and current Monk Seal Recovery Team member as he discusses the changes occuring in the monk seal population, the challenges and heroic actions being taken to correct the downward trend.
Did You Know?
From 1983 to 1991, lava flows repeatedly invaded communities on Kīlauea's coastal south flank burying eight miles of highway and destroying 181 houses and a visitor center in Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park.