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Rehabilitated monk seal returned to Kauai

(Image: Hawaiian Monk Seal Research Program) (Image: Hawaiian Monk Seal Research Program)
(Image: Hawaiian Monk Seal Research Program) (Image: Hawaiian Monk Seal Research Program)
(Image: Hawaiian Monk Seal Research Program) (Image: Hawaiian Monk Seal Research Program)
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

A monk seal has been released back into the ocean off Kauai's shores after it swallowed a hook.

The seal, known as RF30 underwent surgery on Oahu to remove the hook, which NOAA says was a traditional barbed hook that is known to be dangerous to sea life.

NOAA researchers discovered the injured seal over Memorial Day weekend.

Doctors removed the hook yesterday and transported her back to Kauai.

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