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5th February, 2012

Research and showbiz planned for aggressive monk seal

Media Watch, Hawaii News Now, 4 February 2012

Marine mammal experts once considered KE-18 to be such a dangerous Hawaiian monk seal it appeared they had no choice but to euthanize him. Six months later KE-18 has been captured and is headed for life as a research subject and aquarium attraction.

KE-18 is known to have attacked at least 13 pups and juvenile seals at Kure and Midway Atolls. […]

The plan is to move KE-18 to U.C. Santa Cruz in late February. It is the same facility where another Hawaiian monk seal, KP2, lived for two years before being brought back to Hawaii and a permanent home at the Waikiki Aquarium.

While in Santa Cruz, KE-18 will serve as a research subject. [More]

Source: Research & showbiz planned for aggressive monk seal, Hawaii News Now, 4 February 2012.

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