Oahu's famous monk seal Kaimana seen looking a little green

Oahu's famous monk seal Kaimana seen looking a little green

WAIKIKI (HawaiiNewsNow) - Kaimana, Oahu's famous Hawaiian monk seal, has been looking a little green these days.

Officials at the Hawaii Marine Animal Response say the green, mostly seen around her eyes and body, is algae that grows in the fur because of how much time she spent in the water.

Each year, monk seals shed their top layer of skin and fur, resulting in a shiny new coat.

Experts say Kaimana will probably get her new look in the next few months.

Kaimana was born in Waikiki last year, drawing crowds to spot the monk seal and her mother on the beach.

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