Hawaiian Monk Seal Vaccination Drill July 15-17

July 2, 2015 (updated 9/22/2015)

The NOAA Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center's Hawaiian Monk Seal Research Program will be conducting a monk seal vaccination drill July 15-17, 2015. This drill will occur on Oahu and throughout the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. While no seals will be vaccinated as part of this drill, it will serve to test and identify gaps in protocols, communications, data collection and overall preparedness so that we can be better prepared in the face of a future disease outbreak in this endangered population. On July 15 at 9 am, the drill will open with a webinar to introduce the concept and rationale of this project. The webinar is open to the public.

** 9/21/2015: A recording of the webinar has been added below **

Webinar Recording

The Live Question Line "MonkSealTalkStory@gmail.com" shown in the webinar recording is no longer being monitored. For additional information or questions, please contact: michelle.barbieri@noaa.gov.

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