December 9, 2015 5:30 pm
Princeville Public Library, 4343 Emmalani Drive
In September, 2015, journalist Kim Steutermann Rogers accompanied the Hawaiian Monk Seal Research Program to the islands in the Paphanaumokuakea Marine National Monument. Throughout the 28 days aboard the research vessel Oscar Elton Sette, Kim wrote about the efforts to save the endangered marine mammal in a place that is itself endangered at www.kimsrogers.com, among other media venues. Now, Kim will share observations and photographs of the very science and conservation work being done that include rehabbing underweight monk seals, marine debris mitigation, testing of unmanned aerial vehicles, and more. She will also share what scientists have to say about a 22% increase in monk seal pup births.