Monk seal pup born on Oahu's Kaiwi coast

Monk seal pup born on Oahu's Kaiwi coast
Published: Jun. 16, 2016 at 10:12 PM HST|Updated: Jun. 16, 2016 at 10:14 PM HST
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MAKAPUU, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Hawaii is now home to one more monk seal after a 5-year-old monk seal gave birth on Oahu's Kaiwi coast late Monday or early Tuesday.

It's the first pup for monk seal RK96, also known as Kaiwi.

NOAA researchers have not yet determined if it's a boy or a girl.

The pup, which doesn't have a name yet, is now under constant surveillance by volunteers from the Hawaii Marine Mammal Alliance.

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