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DLNR SEEKS COMMUNITY’S HELP TO FIND HOOKED MONK SEAL ON MAUI (Media Advisory)


DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES

Media Advisory

 

NEIL ABERCROMBIE

GOVERNOR

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WILLIAM J. AILA, JR., CHAIRPERSON

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For immediate release:  Thursday, May 16, 2013

DLNR SEEKS COMMUNITY’S HELP TO FIND HOOKED MONK SEAL ON MAUI

Fisherman’s Timely Reporting Triggers Cooperative Response Action

 

 

WHEN:        3:30 p.m. Thursday May 16

 

WHERE:         DLNR first floor makai breezeway, 1151 Punchbowl St., Honolulu, 96813

 

WHO:         William J. Aila, Jr., DLNR Chairperson

David Schofield, NOAA Marine Mammal Health and Response Program Manager

WHAT:         State and Federal officials will speak about a recent reported monk seal hooking on Maui and how the community can help rescuers relocate it and remove the hook.

 

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For more information media may contact:

Deborah Ward

DLNR Public information office

(808) 587-0320

 

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