Kalaupapa has had five or more monk seal pups born on its beaches in recent years. It appears the females are returning to give birth because there is minimal human disturbance and they are protected. If you see a monk seal keep a distance of 50 feet or more.
Did You Know?
Over 8000 people were sent to the Kalaupapa peninsula from 1866 to 1969, exiled from the rest of Hawaiian society. More...