This seal is Kauai's Sweetheart and most recognizable due to her past injuries, she can be found all over the island. She is a survivor- the scars you see in the photo were not from the most recent assault, but are battle scars from a rope entanglement around her neck, boat propeller marks, cookie cutter shark bites and a shark bite. She's a wonderful momma, and in fact she is due to have her 8 pup any day!! Fortunately, she and the pup were not harmed in the assault Tuesday.
On Thursday the 19 year old man accused of harming RK30 was arrested. He could face up to 5 years in jail and a $50,000 fine. Hawaiian Monk Seals are endangered and are federally protected.
|She is a survivor and a true Beauty to boot!!|