Hometown Heroes: Monk seal hospital launches school program

The Marine Mammal Center’s hospital, Ke Kai Ola, located in Kailua-Kona, is dedicated to the conservation for the endangered Hawaiian monk seal. (Sheila Latta/The Marine Mammal Center/NOAA permit #18786-03)

Participants have the option to register for any or all of the six Seal Stories sessions by visiting The Marine Mammal Center’s website at www.MarineMammalCenter.org/education/educators/seal-stories. There is no cost to participate in the program, but teachers must register in advance to get the Zoom link for each session through the Center’s website. (Elena Graham/The Marine Mammal Center/NOAA permit #18786-03)

Mele, an endangered Hawaiian monk seal. (Lauren Van Heukelem/The Marine Mammal Center/NOAA Permit #18786-03)

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