• Kaloko fishpond wall is over 800 ft long and spans a natural cove

    Kaloko-Honokōhau

    National Historical Park Hawai'i

Mammals

Hawaiian monk seal
The endangered Hawaiian monk seal occasionally hauls up on the park's beaches.
Bryan Harry photo
 

Perhaps on a secluded spot along a stretch of shoreline, you may be lucky enough to site a Hawaiian monk seal that has hauled out to bask in the sunshine. If you are lucky enough to site these endangered animals avoid disturbing them by remaining at least 100' away.

In winter months, between November and April, you may be able to site humpback whales swimming in deeper waters. Each winter, these whales travel from Alaska to winter in Hawai'i's warmer waters. Watch for spouts on the horizon.

Did You Know?

sea turtles emerge from the Pacific Ocean

Did you know the green sea turtle is not called green due to the color of its shell, but rather the color of its fat that results from its all seaweed diet.