Kauai People weekly newspaper highlights one woman’s efforts to care for and protect Hawaii’s monk seals. You can read the entire article on page 12, continued on page 15. Mimi Olry’s commitment is inspirational!
When my daughter and I first visited Kauai, we were staying at Pono Kai in Kapaa and on Sunday morning, I found a monk seal on the beach. No one was around, and I thought the poor thing was dead! So, not knowing any better – I tried to call the Humane Society, which was closed and had a recording referring to the Police Dept…so I called them, and they very patiently and kindly explained about how Monk seals need their sleep…that he was just resting, and would I please make sure no one bothered him. So, I grabbed my novel, sat sentinel for most of the day – politely stopping people from bothering my sleeping neighbor.