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Monk Seals Exonerated by Crittercams

11 February 2014 1:45 pm
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Sleeping Hawaiian monk seal

Flickr/Photo by Jared Wong

Sleeping Hawaiian monk seal

Hawaiian monk seals eat 600 pounds of fish a day and are damaging the reef ecosystem … not! Crittercams placed on the backs of the massively cute creatures are slowly debunking these misconceptions, according to Hawaii News Now. Scientists are seeing that the seals are actually quite picky about what they eat and can pass up to 300 fish before they have a bite. They are also relatively gentle around reefs and are not damaging coral with their large movements.

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