Hawaiian Monk Seal (Monachus schauinslandi)
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Title: Hawaiian Monk Seal
Alternative Title: Monachus schauinsland
Creator: Leupold, James
Publisher: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Contributor: DIVISION OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS
Language: EN - ENGLISH
Rights: (public domain)
Subject: marine mammal, seal, seals, mammals, marine mammals
Abstract: The Hawaiian monk seal is in the family Phocidae, and the scientific name is Monachus schauinslandi. There are three species of monk seals:Mediterranean (extant), Caribbean (presumed extinct) and Hawaiian (extant) that are the only true tropic seals.
Available: January 30 2002
Issued: January 28 2002
Modified: May 21 2002