Protecting Hawaii’s Monk Seals

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.

Sleeping Monk Seal

Sleeping Monk Seal


About Susanna "Susie" Kunkel, RA

With a belief that life is too short to not follow your dreams, Susie and her daughter became new Kauai residents in less than 4 months after visiting for the first time in 2000. She brings a wealth of information from her background in administrative, contract and paralegal work in a variety of industries including technology, investment banking, biotech and estate planning. As a Realtor, Susies's tenacious and technical approach have earned her a large group of extremely loyal clients. Susanna is a steadfast believer in "The Golden Rule", and applies it to her approach as a Realtor. "Each client and each property are unique, so it's important to me to listen intently to what my clients' goals are, and to make sure I go above and beyond to help meet them."
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