Saturday, July 27, 2013

Hawaiian Monk Seal & Carroll Cox

A  L  O  H  A !
 Let's go for a drive 
along Oahu's Kaiwi Coastline
past Sandy Beach
(where the President famously
body surfed)

Carroll had something to show me.

Wait, those aren't rocks;
There's a mother Hawaiian Monk Seal
and her young pup!

Click to enlarge

Look at mom's contented face

Sweet Baby

Look at the flipper! That tail!

Nursing Baby

The Hawaiians of old 

named this creature:

 “llio holo I ka uaua” 

"Dog that runs in rough water"

You can learn more about these "living fossils" 
 here:   LINK

Much gratitude to the selfless volunteers
 who protect and inform.
They know these individual seals,
their stories, births, habits,
adventures. . . 

Thanks, Carroll!

Learn more about Carroll's work
 protecting Hawaii here:

Thanks for visiting today, Friend.

Your comments are appreciated, cloudia


Duckbutt said...

Excellent pictures of the monk seals. Aloha!

Brian Miller said...

awww...the mom and her cute...smiles...thanks for sharing that with us this morning...that was a bright spot to start the day...

aloha from va

Adam said...

cute seals

LOLfromPasa said...

Wonderful, Cloudia, on so many different levels. What more can I say, except 'thank you' for sharing.

TexWisGirl said...

awesome! thanks for sharing this experience with us!

(and love that first coastline shot, too!)

21 Wits said...

Aloha Cloudia and Carroll and these adorable seals! At first I almost had to click off. I feared that Mommy seal was not doing so well- so happy I said tuned in. But this message is so important! May all the creatures in and out of the water live a long and blessed life!

Anonymous said...

Really nice seal friend with Mr. Cox. Saw a seal on Kauai, and met the conservation guy, who knew all about the seal by their tag number. He ribboned off an area around the seal, but we could take pics. Better than any paid tour. Seems the protecting guys hop island to island when alerted of beach sitings. Thanks for the protectors and educators. DrumMajor

Charles Gramlich said...

Wow, how cute!

Cloudia said...

Thanks, Dears! :-)

Maude Lynn said...

Amazing shots!

Anita said...

ohh dahling sweet let me go there:))))))

Cloudia said...

Aloha girls! :-)

magiceye said...

Wow!! These cute mum and child pictures never fail to make me go aww

Namaste /\ from Mumbai

Bob Bushell said...

Oh yes, the mother seal and her pup, absolutely fantastic Cloudia.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Wonderful wibbly wobbly creatures and beautiful shots Cloudia :)

Teresa said...

Awwww! These pictures are wonderful. They made my day!!

Cloudia said...

Each of YOU makes my day!!!!!!

Thanks, friends

Anonymous said...

I've been a volunteer, but never a selfless one. I know there are selfless ones, but I also know I do not tend to be selfless in general(though I've had moments here & there of). ~Mary