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.

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