Like many endangered species, the Hawaiian monk-stamp struggled to draw attention to its many attempts – some of which are strange as they are cruel.
In July, the autopsy revealed that three birds died of a disease called toxoplasmosis caused by the microscopic parasite toxoplasma gondii – most commonly found in cat feces.
"A cat tiger kills seals of seals," is a big title. But no one ran with it.
Desperate times require desperate measures
Last week, one of the last remaining 1400 monks print published publicity in his own … floating and stood in a photo with an eel stuck in the nose.
My blog was born to write:
scientists continue to find Hawaiian monk seals with eels stuck in their stretchers: //t.co/N2fXbt5SNF pic.twitter.com/clWXRrBCMe
– Sara Emerson (@SarahNEmerson) December 6, 2018
The Hawaiian monastic research program for a monk's print in Honolulu (HMSRP) – part of the NOAA Fisheries agency in the United States – posted a photo on its Facebook page last Monday.
"Sometimes … it may not have been good for you, but it had to be better than eating in the nose," says Brittany Dolan of HMSRP, joked on the Facebook page of the program.
Ms. Dolan explained that this is not a one-off.
Epidemic of eel rupture
"We have now found the juvenile seals with eels stuck in their noses on many occasions," she writes. "In all cases, the eel was successfully removed and the seals were fine. However, the eels have failed."
Most of the comments on the site were comically inclined: "When the eel comes out and fastens to your snout, it's Sea," wrote Greg Bonnes.
Johan Peter Lal thought: "Where are these young seals that you have learned from these eel things? Video games?"
Maureen Winter gave a mother's perspective: "Like small children and
peas … "
Predictably, the photo became viral, the Twitter sphere complained about the plight of the press, and in the last few days many stories about a fairly monk-stamp were written, rather than, well, probably ever.
The first constipation of ash was spotted from the island of Lisianski on the island of Hawaii in 2016. The discovery did not make much picture because most of the eel disappeared from the nose and down the throat of the seal, leaving it as a gem that could just as easily strange growth.
Just continue to retreat slowly
Since then, special protocols – a variation of the wizard's tricks for slowly pulling pockets of hens – have been developed to remove the seals from the seals of the seals.
But why throw them first? The research program has two theories.
First, with their faces blind eating food for food, pushing their mouths and nose under the rocks and in the crevices of coral reefs. So it may be that eels aggressively break in their nostrils as a defense strategy.
The other idea is that the seals swallow the eel targets, and then they have reclaimed their nose.
But why is it happening now? The program monitors the seals of the seals for 40 years – and the eel throw is a new phenomenon.
In a statement, the HMSRP said: "We do not know if this is just some strange statistical anomaly, or if in the future we will see more seal eels."
Ecologist Charles Litman, a leader in the scientific and research work of the program, told SETimes Washington Post: "It almost feels like one of those teenage trends that are happening. A minor print has made this a very stupid thing, and now others are trying to imitate it.
"I will gently pray for them to stop," he said, as there is a possibility that eels may pose a risk to the health of the seals.
They already have enough problems.
Mono fillings are a popular tourist attraction, especially for kayaks that require an intimate encounter with a sweet eye with a creature.
But the seal monk is fighting for survival, as the Polynesians landed in Hawaii about 1500 years ago, and killed most of them for meat and oil.
Among their current problems are climate change, disease, toxins and parasites, sharks and, ultimately, killings by people who are offensive by the status of protected phocycle status: whenever a seal is located on a populated beach, a zone of exclusion is set, annoying visitors to the beach who want to play with the dogs and otherwise follow their whims.
The vision is projected to cost $ 3.7 million ($ 525 million) and take 54 years.