Crittercams Investigate Seal Mystery

August 16, 2013—The rising number of Hawaiian monk seals on the main Hawaiian Islands is a boon for conservationists. But some local businesses and fishermen who are unaccustomed to living with monk seals view them as a nuisance and a threat to their livelihoods. Following a spate of seal killings, scientists use seal-mounted video cameras to dispel myths about how these endangered creatures really behave in the wild.