Critical Habitat Expanded for Hawaiian Monk Seals

Aug 20, 2015

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More protections are on the way for the Hawaiian monk seal. Federal officials issued a final rule on the marine mammal’s critical habitat, expanding it by nearly 7,000 square miles. And as HPR’s Molly Solomon reports, the new rule could go a long way in helping the endangered species survive.

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Read the full ruling here:

NOAA Ruling on Critical Habitat Protections for Hawaiian Monk Seals