Honolulu, Hawaii 2021-09-27 21:12:16 –
Honolulu (KHON2) — Hawaiian monk seals swam all the way from Kure Atoll in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands to the North Shore on Oahu.
According to NOAA, the 26-year-old KG54 swam 1,300 miles in about a month. NOAA says it took several years for other monk seals to complete the distance.
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NOAA researchers say KG54 was seen resting on the beach in a park near RN58 on Saturday, September 25th.
RN58 is also known as Luana. Luana is an 8-year-old female seal.
KG54 is called Huaka’i. It translates into a traveler, a journey, or a path taken.
Researchers believe that the ability of monk seals to fly around the island helped their populations recover slowly.
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