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Pictures are all taken during the course of my activities such as paddling, surfing, hiking, mountain biking, snorkeling, kayaking, stand-up paddling, rock climbing, archery, skeet shooting, and soon diving - due to my schedule, some postings are done in advanced and posted automatically by blogger on the dates specified. If you have any suggestions, comments, etc for photos you would like me to take, do not hesitate to let me know - enjoy and thanks for stoppin by - Live, Love, Laugh and share the ALOHA!

Thursday, June 08, 2006

Hammerhead or Monk Seal

The above photo was actually taken by Greg Yamamoto from the Honolulu Advertiser at Kailua beach of a Hammerhead shark that was caught on a fishing net offshore and while giving birth to pups. The pups were released back into the ocean and the mom sadly died. If you click on the small image to the left, you will see a photo I took of a Monk Seal that Adri spotted some 100 feet from us during a recent expedition - the Monk Seal was basking in the Sun getting a tan and caught us by surprise when it popped its head out of the water. Initially, we thought it was not alive.

8 Comments:

Blogger Mark said...

A sad way for these creatures to end.

Friday, June 9, 2006 at 4:28:00 AM HST  
Blogger Nicola said...

Was it dead or did they throw it back into the sea?

Friday, June 9, 2006 at 5:10:00 AM HST  
Blogger Kala said...

Hi Nicola - the 9.5 feet shark sadly died in the net. TRhe Monk Seal was alive - thanks for asking - I posted more info in the post.

Hi Mark - yes, I agree completely - long line fishing nets are wiping out our fish population.

Friday, June 9, 2006 at 9:50:00 AM HST  
Blogger Nerissa said...

Hammerheads bear live young?

Friday, June 9, 2006 at 9:51:00 PM HST  
Anonymous Eliza said...

Uhm I got a similar photo (I think that was a BIG monk seal), done during a lonely walk in Dunedin Peninsula...this big animal popped out from the Ocean and went in the beach to rest and sleep (me big surprise!).

I'll post the picture soon! :-9

Saturday, June 10, 2006 at 8:33:00 AM HST  
Blogger Liz said...

http://flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=83025596&context=set-1699596&size=l

Sunday, August 13, 2006 at 3:57:00 AM HST  
Blogger Liz said...

http://flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=83025597&size=o&context=set-1699596

Sunday, August 13, 2006 at 3:59:00 AM HST  
Blogger Liz said...

I did these photos while I was waiting yellow-eyed panguins in the portobello peninsula near Dunedin, Nz :-)

Sunday, August 13, 2006 at 11:47:00 AM HST  

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