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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 What are they?The Hawaiian monk seal is an endangered species of seals. The male can grow to 7 feet, and weigh up to 375 lbs. On the other hand, the female are larger, growing up to 7 ½ feet, and 450 lbs. They are mammal, and they fall under the class Phocide (Earless Seals). Common foods that this seal eats include octopus, squid, spiny lobster, and ocean fish. The adult seals eat at night, but the juvenile eat at day. They also can be prey to sharks, and men can hunt them. HAWAIIAN MONK SEAL HAWAIIAN MONK SEAL They are considered pinniped because they have one foot. Where do they live?The Hawaiian seal monk chooses to live on beaches with lots of sand and shallow coves. They are most commonly found around the planet in the Hawaiian Islands, or anywhere in the Central Pacific. Baby Hawaiian monk seals are known as pups.Their litter size is typically only one pup. Parents take care of pups for 5-6 weeks, until they are old enough to take care of themselves. Sometimes, even a male can attack and kill the female and juvenile! fun fact What is their role in the food chain? Learn about Pups! In the past years, the population decreased because of men hunting the seals. Nowadays, their number is lowering because their food supply is limited. Men have overfished in the Central Pacific, limiting the lobster and other prey. They now are being helped by humans banning commercial fishing, and creating zoo/sanctuaries for the seals to reproduce. Why are they endangered? Another fun fact Groups of seals are known as pods or herds
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