Endangered monk seal found dead off Waimanalo

Honolulu AdvertiserA 9-month-old Hawaiian monk seal was found drowned in a gill net Tuesday offshore from Waimanalo.The female, nicknamed Mikala by monk seal volunteers, was seen floating offshore from Bellows Beach at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday and brought to shore by lifeguards, said Charles Littnan, lead scientist for NOAA Fisheries’ monk seal research program.The animal was
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Long-distance larvae speed to new undersea vent homes

“Pioneer” vent species travel hundreds of kilometers to settle new deep-ocean territories. (Credit: Nicole Rager-Fuller, National Science Foundation) Marine scientists discover ocean “superhighway” for tiny life forms National Science FoundationApril 13, 2010 Working in a rare, “natural seafloor laboratory” of hydrothermal vents that had just been rocked by a volcanic eruption, scientists from the Woods
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