“Waimanu – a Hawaiian Monk seal – was seen at the Manta Ray Night Dive a few times over the past few weeks, but always on the dark outskirts. Last weekend, we captured NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN footage of Waimanu swimming through the dive site while the Manta Rays were feeding on plankton.
The Hawaiian Monk seal is considered a critically endangered animal with a population of approximately 1,100. Most Hawaiian Monk Seals live around the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands; only a few populate the main Hawaiian Islands. Three monk seals inhabit the Big Island and Waimanu – the only female – is currently pregnant.”