About the design
on July 26, 2012
* The Monk Seal, or the Hulu in the Hawaiian language, is nearly on the brink of extinction. In 2010, it was estimated that only around 1,100 individuals remained. Long term survival of the species relies on human help. Thanks to the tireless efforts of conservationists the tide is slowly beginning to turn. In 2006, twelve pups were born in the main Hawaiian Islands, rising to thirteen in 2007 and eighteen in 2008. As of 2008 a total of 43 pups had been counted throughout the Hawaiian islands.