As many as "300 to 400" bodies line the banks of a road out of the city of Beira, in Mozambique, according to an eye witness account, suggesting that the human toll of Cyclone Idai is likely to far exceed official estimates.
It’s imperative people keep their distance from the mom and pup during this critical time! Let's come together as a #BigIsland community and make sure this little monk seal is a success story like sister, #Manuiwa, born last year!
Ke Kai Ola staff and volunteers have cordoned off the area where mom and pup are, however, a good “rule of thumb” to know if you’re too close to a mother and pup is to hold up your thumb perpendicular to the seal, and if you can see any of the seal you are too close.
Please respect this endangered species! There are only 300 in the Main Hawaiian Islands and this time is critical to its survival to bolster the monk seal population here.